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Old August 17th, 2011, 01:49 AM
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Poor pup. Cathy, place the pups on the teats and see if they do actually drink. It is very important not to allow them to be chilled. I didn't know whether you meant she whelped during the night or day? If they feel cold to the touch I'd try to get them warmed up, don't feed them while they are cold, then eye dropper some glucose and (boiled, then cooled)water into them. Their blood sugar would be down if they haven't had a drink for some time. I don't like it that a pup has died already. I've had cattle dogs rear 10 or 11 pups successfully, while shelties will lose them fast if they aren't strong enough to nurse, or the pups get chilled.
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