Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 1

Mom and pups are doing well.  Most of the pups gained weight and have nice round tummies.  The two smaller pups, including little Pink/White who was the slow starter at birth, did not gain (but maintained their birthweight), so I private nursed them this morning, and actually assisted by helping to express the milk once they started suckling.  We will continue to assist these weaker pups the next few days, and they should do fine if no unseen congenital defects.  Yoko looks great, has a hearty appetite, and a normal body temperature.  She is proving to be a relaxed and attentive mama, but I have had to "rescue" numerous pups that have gotten caught behind her.  The pups are quieting down, which is a sign of healthy content pups.   

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