Helping The Mother Dog Give Birth
Sometimes you may have to assist the mother while she is giving birth. Puppies are usually delivered head first in a diving position while some are born tail and hind legs first. If the mother is having a hard time with the delivery, you can help her by gently pulling out the exposed puppy as she restrains. However, if only the legs are out, call the vet immediately for advice. If the mother does not lick the newborn puppy, you will need to remove the membrane from his face and clear the fluid from his nose and mouth. Rub the newborn puppy vigorously with a towel in order to stimulate his first breath. Do not handle the newborn puppy more than what is necessary...
Feb 12, 2006, 22:39
How to Become a Dog Breeder
If you are a dog lover who has a special place in your heart for one particular dog breed, you may decide to devote yourself to bettering that breed. Many times, this involves working with dogs from a particular bloodline to try to create specific traits that will be passed down through future generations. However, many people are uncertain about how to go about breeding dogs...
Jan 7, 2006, 08:59
What to expect when your dog is expecting!
Are you getting ready for your dog to have puppies? Having a litter of pups sounds like a lot of fun, but there is much work involved. Here are some tips on how to get your dog and you ready for birth...
Jan 7, 2006, 08:31
8 Characteristics of a good breeder
Are you in search of getting a new puppy from a reputable breeder but are not sure of what to look for or what constitutes a “good breeder”? Don't be afraid to question breeders, even those dog breeders that show their dog's professionally. Below are some things to look for when trying to located a dog breeder that is conscientious of their breeding work...
Jan 5, 2006, 13:24
What you need to know during the first 2 weeks of your newborn puppy litter
Did you know that all of your puppy’s behavioral patterns will be developed during the first three months of its life? These initial three months are called the “developmental” months. Of course, the first seven weeks or so are the responsibility of the breeder, but beyond that age the responsibility for the dog’s socialization belongs to the new owner, which you!...
Jan 4, 2006, 18:08
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