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Q. My Nephew's Rott just had 8 pups. She will not nurse them and she leaves the room. What can we do?
Hi,

My name is Valerie and I have a question on my Rottweiler and her pups. She just gave birth to 8 pups and she is not nursing them at all, she has left the room to be alone. Should I try to put the pups on the mothers nipples, or should I leave her alone for awhile to recoup?

I am at a lose here and do not want to lose them, would you please give me advice. These are my nephew's pups and I am e-mailing you for him long distance. He has no computer, I will try to call you in a minute. Any information you can give would be helpful.

Thank you,
Valerie & Sean

A. Take the female's temperature. It should be between 101 to 102 degrees. If its 103 she needs to go to the vet.

Give the female 2 or 3 cans of chicken broth a day. The more fluids she drinks the more milk she will make – the more milk she makes the more she will want to lay with pups.

Right now make her lay with the pups. Sit with her when she is in there. Then put the pups on the mother and make sure that they all get a chance to eat. For newborns here at my kennel we make sure they eat every hour or so.

I don’t take phone calls – sorry. I have too much work and not enough time.
  
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