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Dixies Pups are here!
So Sunday was 2 wks, it was also the day poor Dixie decided to get sick
- she got an infected teat / milkbag and went to the vet w/ a 105+ fever Sunday night.
As of today, she is doing much better (chewed thru her IV cord lol) and I'll be picking her up today. The puppies have mostly preferred lapping milk replacement to bottle feeding. I am going to try to get an actual infant bottle / nipple tonight to try (For some that still seem to dislike lapping) and also try some goat milk to see if they like that more - but all & all they are doing well (wearing the food as well as drinking it).
for bfast & dinner they get soggy puppy chow mixed w/ milk replacer and they really seem to appreciate that!! (licking it off each other). Since the change in feeding you can REALLY tell which ones are the dominant ones - you know they stand in the MIDDLE of the food pan or climb over the other pups when there is plenty of room around the pan LOL.
Just a FYI. for those keeping up. Dixie will be on anti. for about a wk and a half & vet says they can nurse afterwards, but at this rate, i'm confident they'll be weaned - if not, i'll let them nurse. I'll put UTD pics up tonight after they eat / roll around in some dinner.
Thanks for keeping track! - any comments / ideas welcomed!