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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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whelping kit?

I have a litter due at the end of this month and while I have a well stocked whelping kit, I would love to know what others have in their "kits"...

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 10:11 PM
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Re: What's in your...

thermometer
covers
terry towels
sheets
blankets
dental floss
scissors
hemostat clamps
nose suckers, lol
oxytocin
syringes
heat lamp
heating pads
lysol wipes for cleanup
weight/birth charts
scale
yarn to mark

that's just off the top.

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just a fun fact. a breeder i knew always kept vanilla ice cream on hand, it helped keep the moms energy up and keep her hydrated
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Re: What's in your...

Mostly what Angela listed...

Tons of towels and rags
Blankets and old bath mats
Newspapers
Scale
Thermometer
Oxytocin
Syringes
Hemostats
Surgical scissors
Sutures and needles
Dental floss
Septic powder
Betadine
Bulb syringe (nose sucker)
Heat lamps
Heating pads
Laundry baskets (to put some pups in with towels and heating pad to get them out of the way at times during whelping)
Rick rack for marking pups
Clipboard with whelping log to record everything
Vet phone number (don't want to go hunting for it in an emergency)
Disinfectant for clean up


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Originally Posted By: Fransheskajust a fun fact. a breeder i knew always kept vanilla ice cream on hand, it helped keep the moms energy up and keep her hydrated
This is also to provide calcium. One of the most common causes for whelping problems is low calcium levels. We always have vanilla ice cream and/or yogurt on hand for whelping night, and start giving the dam some yogurt with dinner a few days before whelping to make sure she's got plenty of calcium.


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Originally Posted By: Annikas Momwhelping kit?

I have a litter due at the end of this month and while I have a well stocked whelping kit, I would love to know what others have in their "kits"...
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ice cream doesn't keep a dog or a human hydrated.
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Re: What's in your...

From what i understand the ice cream is for calcium= to help along the contractions, and sugar= to give a little bit of an energy boost for the mom.

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Re: What's in your...

I keep Kandi from Rokan Haus in my whelping kit. Wouldn't want to whelp a litter with out her, she is a whole lot calmer about it all than I am.

in addition to Kandi, I have the normal items, plus...

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several pens and pencils (i always forget where I put them)
ice and cotton balls (cold wet cotton balls can produce a breathful scream if applied to the right spot on a new pup)
flashlight

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Goats milk and formula ready for pups if needed.......

Learned this one the hard way, extra whelping kit in the car, including flashlights.

Have the car all ready to go in case of an emergency. All you have to do is add mom and take off.

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