Oh I thought you ment the puppies. Did momma eat the placentas? If so Momma might not eat for a couple of days. Mine didnt. I had food and water right there for her and she just didnt want it. She was more consernd about her puppies. I started getting worried cause she wouldnt eat for days, so I got some canned food and mixed half a can with dry food and she ate that up.
I usually cook some lean ground beef drained and rinsed well for my girls. And mix in some cottage cheese, which helps with there milk production. It is not abnormal for them not to eat for a day or two.
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You really want them to start eating within 6-12 hours. Not eating can deplete their milk supply - which strains the Momma and can be harmful to the puppies (they can actually dry up - which means you'll be bottle feeding).
I usually take some canned food, cottage cheese, and a small amount of kibble and give my girls very small meals every 3-4 hours for the first 24-48 hours after they have puppies.
It is normal for the female to go 2-3 days without a huge appetite, but ideally she should have a normal appetite within 24 hours. You just don't want to see her off food for DAYS.
(and while the placentas DO have some nutrition in them - not enough to sustain her. I also advise against them eating more than 2-3 placentas a litter as they can give them loose stools and a tummy ache... your girl probably didn't eat for 2-3 days because she had an upset stomach!)
SHE STARTING TO EAT MORE FOR ME. I AM GOING TO TRY SOME CAN DOG FOOD. SHE ALREADY GET GRAVY MIX IN HER FOOD. MOMMY AND THE PUPPIES ARE DOING GOOD. I FEEL REALLY BAD FOR THE ONE PUPPIE. AFTER BIRTH MOMMY TRY TO MOVE IT AND HER TOOTH OR NILE SCRATCH IT ON ITS HEAD. ITS HEALING BUT I HOPE IT ISN'T GOING HAVE THE MARK THERE WHEN IT GROWS UP. WHY DO MOMMY DOGS EAT THERE OWN POO?
***Edited By: mandy12978 on 12/10/2007 9:30:54 AM*** Reason: I FORGOT SOMETHING.