I wanted to share something that has worked for me for years and others I have told. My newly imported bitch whelped 6 healthy pups yesterday. Started at 0900 and by noon, done. Once I saw her temp drop, I started feeding her vanilla ice cream. Yep, you heard me. First pup, fed ice cream, shortly thereafter, pup. Ice cream fed and within minutes, pup.This went on until she was done. These were big fat pups too. LOL A vet shared this tidbit with me years ago. He said that I could boost that bitch's glucose faster with vanilla ice cream than he could with an IV. When I feed the ice cream, her sugar level shoots up,contractions kick in and pup comes out. And, the bitch natually appreciates that little snack. Just wanted to share.