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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:15 PM
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puppies????????

i am fostering a litter of pups 4 wks old for my mother. their mom did not produce enough milk for them so i took them on. now how much should i feed pups this young and how offten? thanx a million!!!!!
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:19 PM
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I would call your vet and tell them what is going on, they will tell you what kind of milk to use and how often to feed them . They are a big job and alot of work! Good luck and can you post pictures?
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:25 PM
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i just went and got them this morning and i haven't taken any pic. yet i have beentrying to let them relax a little and get use to the new enviroment. with 3 kids and 3 other dogs it ain't easy. once a long time ago i hand bottle feed a puppy with reg. milk watered downed and she was the best dog when she grew up she always thought i was mom. lol. but yeah i will call the vet thankx.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:30 PM
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These pup need feedings constantly or they can become hypoglycemic
Contact the vet asap
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:39 PM
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ok here are a few pics. of the pups they are the best i could get. they are not the best.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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Are they in a garage? Are you going to bring them in the house? If you are the one feeding them you will be up in the middle of the night taking care of them. You will prolly want to bring them into be with you! They are so pretty. What kind of do are they? You have just taken on a big job. Good luck, puupies are so much fun!
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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i just went and got them this morning and i haven't taken any pic. yet i have beentrying to let them relax a little and get use to the new enviroment. with 3 kids and 3 other dogs it ain't easy. once a long time ago i hand bottle feed a puppy with reg. milk watered downed and she was the best dog when she grew up she always thought i was mom. lol. but yeah i will call the vet thankx.
What breed are they? Please do not give them cow's milk, they will get the squirts and dehydrate very fast! Your vet or PetSmart will carry a puppy milk replacer. Feed them when they wake up but never over feed, it works better to have frequent meals. Don't forget to "potty" them also. At 4 weeks they should be playing and discovering the world around them. Soon you should be able to introduce the gang to pan feeding. Mix the milk replacer with a high quality puppy food, make sure it's mushy and let them walk in it even, be prepared for puppy baths! I would also start their vax's at 6 weeks to be followed by the 8 week, 12 week then the 16 week vaccinations. Start deworming them now and every two weeks if your mom has not already started it. Please limit exposure to other animals and people until they have some immunity...I have seen more than my share of Parvo.

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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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ok here are a few pics. of the pups they are the best i could get. they are not the best.
Oh my! They are ready for puppy food now!
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german shepherd and chow. the are kept inside away from the elements i took them to the garage for the pic. better light. plus i am use to getting up alot at night i have a six month old. thanks for all the help.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 01:48 PM
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i know the pups look small there are alot a reasons why i got them main reason was the momma dog.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 02:05 PM
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They are very lucky that you took them I am sure that you will be a wonderful mommie and they will be very hapy with you. Are you going to keep them all?
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Old June 8th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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we will try to find them nice loving homes but they are always wecome at my home any animal is. ask my husband it drives him crazy. i am always finding animals to bring home and help. not to long back i found a boxer mix she was about 6 months old some one dumped her at dump site like she was nothing she was sitting just off the side of the road in the woods. it is such a shane what people do to animals. one day i hope to open a rescue in my county cause boy we need one.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 02:17 PM
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It sounds like you would be a good one to start something like that up! It sounds like you have a heart for animals. We need more people like you that really care and will make a differance. That is one thing I like about this board is for the most part people really care!
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Old June 8th, 2004, 02:22 PM
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i have always loved animals. it has always been a dream of mine to work with animals. but to start a rescue i need money which takes time so one day i will start that rescue right now i take em on a case to case basis so to speak.
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