02-11-2016, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TiggerBounce
She should clean herself at some point. She's probably just exhausted.
Have you tried squeezing the teat gently to see if milk comes out? You have to remember that the more the pups suckle, the more it'll stimulate her body to produce milk. So with more time, those upper teats may catch up and produce.
But I would definitely go buy a weigh scale, some bottles and Esbilac puppy formula just in case. The scale is so you can track their weight and make sure they're gaining. Try to rotate pups the best you can on the teats that you know are producing because right now, mom's milk is best for them. They need the colostrum and antibodies.
She is trying to clean herself but she's pretty stained being pure white.
Yeah I've got scales and replacement milk.
I weighed the pups earlier and that was a nightmare as mum kept picking them up off the scale before I had a chance to get a reading but we got there in the end.
I don't know how much they should weigh at a few hours old but their weights are
(In order of birth) 372g, 340g, 372g, 341g, 326g, 296g and 268g