Tag Archives: nursing

Now hiring….(just kidding, I’m dreaming)

Seeking qualified…. nursery assistant; must monitor newborn pups 24/7 make sure they are nursing and mom is not laying on them, supplement if needed (tube feeding experience a plus), weigh twice a day, change bedding daily/or as needed, do ENS … Continue reading

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Mercy, Mercy

I am usually a bit apprehensive when I have a brand new expectant mom about to deliver her first batch of puppies. With the seasoned moms you kind of know what to expect, how they’ve acted before and how they’ve … Continue reading

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Real food

Each litter is different, but around four weeks of age, we introduce “real” food. They are still happily nursing off of mom frequently. Some will start nosing around in mom’s dish of puppy kibble (which she has available at all … Continue reading

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Ninety-six toenails

That’s correct. Yesterday I trimmed ninety-six teeny tiny toenails. The puppies at this stage are just sleeping and eating mostly. Mom takes care of keeping them clean and I take care of mom. At this age, I’m still weighing the … Continue reading

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The past few days

Or I could call it “The first few days” 😉 Although each new litter is a bit different, they are similar in some ways. So I thought I’d let you all in on what’s been happening the past few days. … Continue reading

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Ice cream makes things better

Did anyone else go through the braces phase as a preteen/teenager? I did. So did my brother and some cousins. My uncle was our orthodontist.  I remember my mom driving us forty-five minutes (one way) to his office about once … Continue reading

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Noisy

Usually when I have a young litter of puppies and I hear whining, I go check to make sure everything is okay. It usually means mom is laying on someone, they’re off the bed and can’t find mom, or they’re … Continue reading

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