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saw first cav 14 yrs ago/ bought 1st cav 13 yrs ago/bought 2nd 12 yrs ago time to get more serious!!
bel air, md/ east coast/ us
spoiling my 12 yr old cav/shows/educating myself for more serious prospects
REGISTERED NURSE with 27 years experience/awaiting retirement in 11 yrs or so/will devote to my dogs


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Useful stuff/reviving pups

by keekycat on 12-24-2012 at 10:34 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Jenny Howden, Australia View Post
Flo - the things I have found helpful are the mosquito forceps with ratchet handles (for sealing the cord before it's cut or torn). I apply them about 1 inch from puppy tummy for just a minute or so only, and they seem to help keep mum from being too enthusiastic about severing cords. I got mine direct from Ramsay Surgical decades ago - they are surgical instrument makers here in Oz - I don't know if they are still in UK ?

Remember to clear the sack from puppy's nose as soon as

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what would you do?/preventing fading puppies

by keekycat on 12-24-2012 at 09:43 AM
Quote Originally Posted by SevenWoods View Post
Oh, no, I am so, so, sorry. it's so heartbreaking. I have a friend who lost her 2 pups recently in the first week. Herpes is the culprit we're sure. Babies must be kept at an internal temp of at least 95. Herpes can't survive at that temp. Liquid yellow diarrhea is the first sign.

what would you do?/overdue

by keekycat on 12-24-2012 at 09:39 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Leila View Post
I've had a bitch who was due to have one pup a year or so ago. She's had 2 previous litters so when she was late I wasn't panicking especially as we had mated her over 3 days. She eventually went into labour a week late and gave birth (with difficulty) to a large, dead puppy. We had felt movement a day or so before but obviously we had just left it too long. I kicked myself that I didnt ask for a caesar when I knew the pup was full term and still alive as it was her last litter anyway.

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what would you do?/temp drop

by keekycat on 12-24-2012 at 09:34 AM
Quote Originally Posted by SevenWoods View Post
The temp drop a full degree is definitely the sign that a puppy should arrive between 12 and 24 hours after the drop. However, that doesn't always happen, I've had quite a few bitches not drop, and it's usually a sign of trouble. A definitive test is the progesterone. If it's at 2 or below it's safe to take the puppy.

Whelping issues..........

by keekycat on 12-24-2012 at 09:32 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Veronica Hull View Post
Hi Philippa and Mark,
I absolutely agree with the above. No two whelpings are the same, so it's always a new experience apart from the obvious signs.

>> I think primary inertia is more common with very big litters. It happened to mine with litters of 8-9 pups>>

I also believe that with a small litter inertia can be a big problem, albeit for a different reason. Sometimes with a large litter the packed uterus finds it hard to contract, but with a small

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