[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Very Small Newborns

  • From: barbara17236@xxxxxxx
  • To: cimarrongsd@xxxxxxxx, Showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:25:04 -0400 (EDT)

First thing  you need is a digital scale that weighs in grams, if yours doesn't.

I would start weighing her at least 3 times per day and keep a  record.  Just 
because she appears to be nursing, she may not actually be getting much and she 
will burning alot of calories trying.  By weighing her in grams, you can catch 
an issue immediately, before it is too late.

Make sure she nurses on the back nipples because they are usually smaller.  She 
should be permitted to nurse first, each time the pups wake up and want to 
nurse.  Also, watch her for dehydration.  

Make sure the pup stays warm enough.  

My smallest in my litter of 11 pups was 9 ounces and he is at the right size 
for an 8 week old pup now.



Barb Hively - PA
DNA.  It's what makes a white, a German Shepherd



-----Original Message-----
From: steve d. <cimarrongsd@xxxxxxxx>
To: showgsd-l <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 12:53 am
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Very Small Newborns


Hi all,
 want to ask this question before it might become a life and death  question.
 have a very new litter of newborns born early this morning on April 19, 2012.
here are six pups, five relatively normal sized boys of 13 to 19 oz.
hen there is the one tiny girl, barely topping 7 ounces.
he IS nursing.
verytime I visit the whelping area, she is moved to the head of the line
rivileges.
 expect all of them to lose some weight in the first 24 hours or so, but she
annot afford to lose that much.
hat can I do to help her?
 have never bottle fed before.
 have never had a litter with such a small pup and with the desperately of
eight with her siblings.
/steve d.
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