We had a suprise this morning. I have a freind (14 years old) and there dog bella was pregnant. I know it so i am going to say it there mom is a very bad owner. They have basic care food,water,shelter.... She is 2 1/2 year old shih tzu and is very tiny. There mom didn't even know she was preg. till 2 weeks ago. Well i have been prepared for puppies for a little under a month since they had no clue when she went in to heat.
With all that said this morning his older brother drove here with a bella and 3 puppies. She still had one more inside of her. She had 3 boys and 1 girl and i helped deliver one. two are all black (1 of them is the girl) and two are white with black spots all over them there mom is gold and white. They were all fat and heathy.
Well when my mom gets home i am going to go over there and take a look and see how they are doing. I told them how upset i was that she had puppies but what can 13 1/2 year old do to help. I was very proud of bella b/c i think she will be a great mom but i still NEVER wanted her to be one......
I never let any other dog but mom near my puppies. There could be issues with canine herpes, parvo, whatever. Keep the mom and babies away from all other pets till the puppies are much older. I only introduce them to the other dogs after 2 -3 sets of shots, at about 8 weeks. Dog dads are not like human dads, they could care less about their new babies. Make sure mom is eating well and all the pups are nursing. I also give my moms mothers milk while they are nursing, along with a supplemented diet. She will need to eat a little more than usual - nursing takes a toll on mommies! Good luck and God bless.