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Q. My dog had puppies about 3 weeks ago and has been nursing them fine until recently. Is there a home remedy I can use to soothe her so she will nurse them again?
My Cairn terrier has just had puppies about 3 weeks ago and up until the past few days she has been nursing them fine. Now she doesn't really want to nurse them and I wonder if it's because her nipples are so scratched up with bumps from them being irritated. Do you know if there is a home-remedy I could do to soothe her that way she will feel better to nurse her puppies?

Thank you

A. Its because you have not trimmed the puppies nails. They need to be clipped. The pups nails are sharp. Trim them once a week.

When you supplemental feed use the formula I have on my web site. It’s the best I have seen and I have bred over 340 litters in the last 30 years. You can find this on the article page on my website under bottle feeding and nursing puppies.
  
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