How Do You Bottle Feed An Orphaned Puppy?

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How Do You Bottle Feed An Orphaned Puppy?

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Most female dogs are nurturing, caring mothers. Unfortunately, at times when the mother dog is very young or one of the temperamental toy breeds, she may neglect her babies. In other cases, older dogs may suffer milk failure, with nothing to give their puppies. Other dogs produce contaminated milk or vaginal exudates that are toxic to her young. Times such as these require that humans take care of the puppies through bottle feeding. Line the puppy’s nesting box with facial tissues, baby diapers or paper towel. This will provide absorption from the puppy’s pottying. Place a heating pad, on its lowest setting, beneath one end of the box. The ideal temperature for the box should be around 97 degrees F–no higher. Be extremely sanitary when handling the puppy. Orphaned pups often to not receive the initial milk, or colostrum, from their mother. Rich in antibodies, this milk protects the pup from many diseases early in life. Without it, it is at much greater risk for getting sick. Mix the p

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