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Post pregnancy

October 14th, 2005, 09:50 AM
My female pitbull terrier has 8 wonderful pups that I already started on puppy food that I moisten. They are 4 weeks old tomorrow however they still are tryinh to nurse off of the mommy. The mother's nipple and area is larger than before and very red. Is this normal and is there anything I can do to soothe mommy? She does not seem to be in pain however she is HUGE in that area. How long will it take her to get back to normal?

New mommy!!

October 14th, 2005, 10:31 AM
:) Try a heating pad, watch for mastitis, I will let my puppies nurse a bit if my bitch seems too uncomforable.