My lab pups are 1 week old. Yesterday the vet had me bathe them with Dawn to get rid of a few fleas. Tonight 3 of the pups have clear runny noses. They are in a building, in the whelping box with their mom. It is 55 degrees outside. Help!! I am new at this puppy stuff. :)
ummmm...why do you think that they are sick? Are they showing signs of illness? What building are they in? If theyre in the cold, I think you should bring them in. edit: clear runny noses? Im not sure...call the vet is what I would do. If theyre in the 55 degree weather its probably because theyre cold
Wow, you amaze me. 55 Degrees, are you serious??? A puppy is born with no way to regulate their body temperature. They have to be in a room with a constant temperature of 85 degrees or they will chill and die. Get a heat lamp or heating pads for them to lay on. I would highly suggest investing in a kiddie pool and bringing mom and her babies indoors till they are at least 4 weeks old. Why did you breed your dog if you dont know anything about breeding. Most people do the research first, then breed, not the other way around.
Pugs mom is right!! You do need to get them in a warmer temp. my baby's were born in aug. where it is 85 outside but I still put them on LOW heating pads. They will do much better if they are a stable heat temp there body won't have to use up extra energy keeping themselves warm. so if they have caught a cold they have the energy to fight it off. Jubilee