02-26-2016, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by dc86
They are 15 days now. She will willing leave the pups to go toilet etc but tbh I've been taking her straight back to them and getting her to get in the whelping box but I've put her bed up there so she can lie on that and got a snugglesafe for the pups. She seems happy with this new arrangement. I will get her to stay with the pups through the night thou.
Yes the vet said I needed to give them .5 ml over the next 3 days and then every 2 weeks until they leave us at 8 weeks.
The vet did say to me he needed to see her to check about her milk because if it had dried up complely then I would have to supplement. He even showed me the best way to get them to take a bottle just in case, apparently I was being too gentle about the whole thing.
Hopefully the increased calcium will do the trick, pups that young should not be draining their mom, way too soon for that. Okay, that's good. If she still wants to spend a lot of time with them, that's not a bad thing.
That's okay, you're still learning. Glad you now know how to bottle feed just in case.
Oh, by the way, have you been trimming the puppy's nails?