I have a question hopefully I can get a good answer. My shih tzu had puppies and they are now eating regualar dog food. Does anyone know what I have to do to help her body get back to "normal" and how long that might take. Basically her "boobies" still have milk and are still enlarged. Please help.
How old are the puppies, and are they still occasionally nursing from the mom? Every dog is different, but most of my girls are back in shape within about 2-3 months of whelping, some a bit earlier than others. I have one bitch who weans her pups as early as possible, and one who is still nursing when they're ready to go!
If the pups are no longer nursing, it will take several weeks before you see something. Mom is also probably look a little uncomforable, but she will be fine. If the nipples ever look red, inflamed or really hurt her, check with the vet. Otherwise, just let her be. My Aussies usually wean about 4-5 weeks. I can usually put mom back with them to play and not worry about anything around 9wks. I know it isn't much, but I hope it helps