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Old 09-07-2013, 07:01 AM
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3 Week Old Puppies, Need Help

My puppies are not weaned. I was told not to feed them baby formula. It's 8 am here in NY so I'm running out to a pet store for help and supplies. How should I care for these two babies?

Breed: Border Collie/Shih Tzu
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Leerburg | Bottle Feeding Puppies

This is a very good puppy milk replacer.
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Leerburg | Bottle Feeding Puppies

This is a very good puppy milk replacer.
That's a wonderful link and thank you!!!

I now have ESBILAC Puppy Milk Replacer, but they aren't suckling on the Pet Nurser nipples. What can I do? They love the extra large and soft heating pad I have for them. Having turned my back to them, the female fell off my bed making my heart sink having heard the thud and tiny yelp. She's fine, despite my neglect
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don't leave them on the bed.
Put them in a box big enough so they can move on/off the heating pad.

You need to be super careful with a heating pad... you can easily overheat them if they cannot move off of it easily. Keep it on a very low setting.

Those pet nursing bottles are terrible. Follow the leerburg suggestions. He goes through everything about raising orphan puppies, including the correct bottles.
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You really should take these puppies to your vet for a check up and advice as well. Puppies are very, very delicate and can get sick in a matter of hours. You'll want a vet to be helping you along here.
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You really should take these puppies to your vet for a check up and advice as well. Puppies are very, very delicate and can get sick in a matter of hours. You'll want a vet to be helping you along here.
Oh, why didn't I think of this? You've given me the best suggestion yet!!!

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You really should take these puppies to your vet for a check up and advice as well. Puppies are very, very delicate and can get sick in a matter of hours. You'll want a vet to be helping you along here.
The earliest I could schedule a Veterinarian appointment is for tomorrow morning at 9:30. They expect me there promptly. This Vet has the highest rated reviews of the others in my area. So, the little ones get a doctor's checkup early tomorrow!!! Thanks again.
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The receptionist at the Animal Hospital suggested a dosing syringe from a pharmacy. IT WORKED LIKE A MIRACLE!!! And they just gave it to me, free of any charge. People can be so good when it involves precious little puppies! Someone suggested to use cotton balls with warm water to lick tummies and anus with, like mommy dog would do. Now, fed and licked, they have tons of energy and licking each other like they learned to do something mommy taught them... I do love my new family members! And off to the doctor's early tomorrow! Thanks again. God bless you all!
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Good for you for taking our advice. Can I ask you a question if you don't mind. What happened to doggy momma?
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