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Quoted from “The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog”, by Ann Seranne.
If a bitch is approaching parturition, you can make a five percentglucose solution by mixing a small amount of white corn syrup into some boiled water. Add a few grains of salt. It is not sterile and cannot be used for sub-q or IV injection. Put the solution in a bottle. If a whelp is dry and breathing normally, weigh it on a gram scale and give it five or six drops of solution for each 100 grams of body weight. If you want to introduce the drop directly into the stomach, you should drop it on its tongue. The reflexes are being developed by swallowing it on the tongue.
Before the next drop is given, make sure the puppy has swallowed all the drops. Every 4 hours weigh the puppy, record the weight, and repeat theglucose, increasing the amount if the puppy wants it to as much as a full dropper or 1cc for each 100 grams of body weight, until the puppy shows signs of gaining weight. Give it to the puppy every eight hours. Old. It shouldn’t have to drink it. Even the smallest puppy will nurse strongly and reject the sugar at the end of 24 hours if it is getting enough energy and nutrition from the dam. If a puppy doesn’t catch hold at the end of 24 hours, don’t let anyone talk you into giving it milk or milk substitute. Supplementary food should not be introduced into the puppy’s system during the first 48 hours. At this point in its life, energy and a reserve supply of glycogen is what it needs.
We are talking about fading puppies. Sometimes the puppies that don’t gain weight, are those that will often develop eye infections around 6-7 days before the eyes are open. If the eyes are still completely sealed and there is swelling, I use a pair of small scissors to make a slit in the eyelid. It is possible to keep the drainage flowing without damaging the eye. The puppy will return to normal weight gain once this is done.
Judy Zeigler, Crystal Kennels
I wanted to add something to the story. Any stress can cause low blood sugar in newborn pups.
Respiratory arrest can be caused by low blood sugar. The pups can drop their blood sugars very quickly if they are chilled or stressed. I carryInstant Glucose on the ambulance for emergencies. It is a thick clear gel and is in a tube. It absorbs quicker than sugar water solutions.
Each pup is given a small amount under the tongue, the size of a half of a pencil eraser, at birth. I mark them when I weigh them. Theresa points out that they need energy for the first 48 hours. If the pup is stressed or sleepy in the first few days, the glucose is given again.
You can get it at the pharmacy, but they may have to order it for you. I have not lost a puppy in 20 years of breeding with a program that addresses the temperature,glucose and weight gain issues.
I’ve found that feeding the in-whelp bitch beef or calves liver during the last month of the last month of the last month of the last month of the last month of the last month of the last month of the last month of the last month of the last month of The amount was one ounce daily fed raw. Pull out an ice cube tray, fill each cube compartment with the chopped liver, and freeze it. Each compartment contains about 1 ounce of bile. Pop one out at dinner time for Mom to eat. It is extra insurance for the babies to come because I have never had a irritative upset with doing this. I had very vigorous babies when I did this.
What are the benefits of crate training?
There is a It is much easier to travel if you help your dog feel good about getting into his crate.
Dogs have their own space. Once it clicks with a dog that a crate is his, he may start going in voluntarily, whether you are leaving for an errand or heading off to bed.
When your dog is overwhelmed, scared or anxious, crates can be a refuge. There is a cue for dogs with separation anxiety to self-soothe. It is a good alternative to tearing apart your couch cushions if they have a secure space to settle down in.
Crating is helpful with house-training a puppy or a new dog because dogs don’t like to soil their sleeping quarters.
How to keep your dog happier inside the crate
If your dog needs help getting settled in his crate, try some of these tips. To learn more about how you can help your dog enjoy his time in the crate, download episode 50 of Raising Your Paws.
Pheromones can be used to create a calming atmosphere.
Dog pheromones are designed to help dogs feel less stressed out. As a drug-free way to help your dog calm down, your local independent pet retailer can recommend some great products.
How long can a dog stay in a crate?
You should keep an eye on the time. Make sure they get out for bathroom breaks when traveling or working long hours. Adult dogs should not stay in the crate for more than six hours while puppies should stay in the crate for three to four hours. Give them constant access to food and water.
What if your puppy cries?
Crying and whines are normal during crate training. Don’t let him out until he stops the noise. You will teach your dog how to whine his way out. Ignore the crying. Don’t make eye contact; just leave. A treat puzzle can distract him and make him feel better.
Positive associations can be created with the crate.
Sending your dog to the crate should not be a punishment for bad behavior, as the crate could serve as a time-out place for your dog, so you can diffuse a mischievous situation. It can turn into something to avoid if the space is poisoned. It is important to keep the dog calm and happy during training. When giving the crate command, keep your voice calm and relaxed.
Start small and build on success
Success in crate training begins with small sessions inside the crate. Some dogs will run right in to claim their space, while others are crate-shy. Don’t force them if that is the case. They should be guided to walk in and check it out.
There is a Dinner can be served in a crate. The bowl should be set right in the entrance and moved a little farther in subsequent meals.
There is a Be playful with it. He has to enter to grab the toy if he tosses it into the kennel, starting with just inside the opening.
You can offer treats. Most dogs like a snack. You can create a trail of low- calories training treats. If you can convince him to stay put, you can offer his favorite treat puzzle.