When one has weak puppies IT IS IMPORTANT
not to give Milk Formula the first 24 hours.
When a puppy
is born give it a few drops of PEDIALYTE, on its tongue if
you do not know how to tube feed.
I tube feed or bottle feed ALL newborns with 5ml of
Pedialyte - UNFLAVORED!
If pups are
not strong and not sucking - like born too early, born by
C section, it is important to keep them warm and to give
them Pedialyte every few hours.
are 24 hours old you can start to bottle feed or tube feed
them with Milk Formula. Commercially available formula
usually only has 1calorie per CC. So I prefer to make my
own that is 11 calories per CC.
RECIPE is (I
feed this every 3-4 hours)
2 egg yolks
10 oz Carnation Evap
3 oz water
1 cup yogurt (PLAIN with live culture, NOT non fat)
1 T mayonnaise
and Bottle or tube feed!
have FAT PUPPIES!
PS - only
tube feed if puppy is too weak to suck, bottle feeding is
MUCH BETTER and SAFER!