04-14-2011, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Originally Posted by jacquij54
We've recently had a little male pup from our beloved Jack Russels. We had 3 but 2 did not survive. We have decided to keep the one surviving pup who is now 7 weeks old this Sunday, the 17th April. I've reduced mums food to normal and he is eating small amounts of puppy food four to six times a day. He gets on great with mum, dad and our other huge dog Misty.Moo. I'm going to get mum a vest tomorrow to try to block him from trying to.feed from her, she is drying up now and he is making her sore, she is so placid, she puts up with it. Could I have some advice of whether I can separate them at night now, leave him in the whelping area and put mum back in her original cage that she's always.slept in? If so should I put her cage next to him so he gets the comfort of.knowing she is there but she can have some sleep?
The puppy should be fine, so long as he is warm enough. Make sure he is not in drafts, and that the room is reasonably warm, and he has soft bedding. He should be able to control his own body temp by now, but like all puppies, you don't want him to get a chill. You could give him a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel to cuddle with. I recommend you not use a heating pad, as the pup could get overheated, plus he could chew the cord.
Definitely be a good idea for him to be able to see/smell the other dogs, IMO.