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Categories: Breeding

Q. Our Blue Heeler, Sky, passed away 2 days after having her puppies. Do you have any information on how to care for these newborns?
Our Blue Heeler, Sky, had 7 puppies last Saturday. Two of the puppies died over night. On Monday (2 days after delivery), Sky passed away. According to the Vet, she might have had an infection or a blood clot. In the midst of our mourning the loss of Sky, we are caring for the 5 remaining puppies. Thankfully, the puppies were able to nurse off Sky their first 2 days. We?re feeding them formula from the vet. They are actually all doing very well. We feed them 1 ? - 2 ounces every 4 hours. We help them urinate and move bowels after each feeding. We have a temperature regulating heat lamp on them. I would really appreciate any information or website links that we could use in caring for these little ones. We owe it to Sky. Thanks for your time. I?m so glad I found you?re website.

Tammi

A. If you go to my list of training articles you will find an article on how to make your own puppy formula. It is far better than anything you get from a Vet. I have bred over 340 litters of puppies in the past 30 years, and this is the best puppy formula I have come accross.

If you breed again – you need to take your female's temp 2 times a day after she has her pups, until the temp is back to 101 degrees. You can give antibiotics if her temp goes above 103 – this female very likely could have been saved.
  
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