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  1. BorderKelpie
    08-01-2012 08:09 PM - permalink
    BorderKelpie
    Darn it, it won't lt me post my message, apparently, I'm too chatty. lol
    I'm frustrated for you. I want to get my hands on her and help you. Best I can do at this point is offer moral support. You're doing a good job, I know it's heartwrenching to watch one not do well. I wish you the best.
  2. BorderKelpie
    08-01-2012 08:06 PM - permalink
    BorderKelpie
    I know you're probably busy with work or whatever, but the best thing if she's able is to pull the others aside in a seperate box and let her nurse as long as possible. The more of mama's milk she can get, the better off she will be. Every 2-3 hours would be ideal.
    You mentioned being a breeder, is this your only lactating bitch at the moment? If you had another (or a friend maybe that does) with a smaller litter, maybe you could try her with them. I don't know where you are, but I have a lactating mom here, but for her size, it's a largish litter, too.
  3. BorderKelpie
    08-01-2012 08:04 PM - permalink
    BorderKelpie
    Do you know how to check her for dehydration? Pull up a scruff of skin and see how long it takes to go back to normal. If it snaps back, that's perfect, if it's slow or stays 'tented' you've got a problem. Your vet can show you how to give subQ fluids if needed or you can try diluting the formula with water to help hydrate her.
  4. BorderKelpie
    08-01-2012 08:03 PM - permalink
    BorderKelpie
    Hi!
    Ok, try to find the nipples used for premature human babies, they're smaller and shaped more like mama's. I don't know how good the evaporated milk is, honestly, because cattle are now bred to produce guantity, not guality - that's why dairy calves are sold as bottle babies, they starve to death on mama's milk. Goat milk hasn't been ruined (yet). I don't know where you are, but I can find the concentrated goat's milk in the baking aisle at Walmart.
  5. Keystonefarms
    08-01-2012 04:56 PM - permalink
    Keystonefarms
    Thank you Lisa for your response. After seeing your recipe, I am going to add some more evaporated milk and an egg yolk to the formula I hav made up. Then tomorrow make a fresh batch with your measurements. The little one sucked off mom today a bit, but no weight gain. I have used a syringe most of today, but will try bottle again tonight. I was using a different nipple then the one in the picture. It came in th royal canim puppy formula mix. It worked great at first but now she doesn't seem to like it. I do have another bottle and nipple that looked like yours but the nipple is to big for her mouth still, but will probably be good when she gets bigger.
    I still have a huge problem with the difference in size. The others are so eager to nurse and they just push her and my other smaller one to the side, so if I am not there to give them a nipple on mom, they don't have a chance. Do you think this will continue the whole time? Any suggestions?
    Thank you again for your help

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  • About BorderKelpie
    How many dogs do you have?
    10
    Names of your dogs
    Paige and Bug
    Poodle Type
    Toy Poodles (and Kelpies, and Coolies)

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