Monday, March 30, 2009

First 24 hours after whelping

First 24 hours after whelping are very important so today I stayed in my office most of the time because this is where the whelping box is.

The good thing is that Keena has an excellent appetite and takes a very good care of the pups. They nurse, and today they have not lost any weight (some loss of weight is expected within first 24 hours).

Keena has a lot of dark colored discharge, and just an hour ago she passed an afterbirth. I have to keep a close eye on her, and make sure that she does not get infection. But so far she is not showing any signs of not being well.

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