I'm hoping some of you can offer me some suggestions. One of the dogs I took into rescue was very, very pregnant and gave birth to 10 pups a few days later. Mom & the pups all came down with kennel cough so we're supplementing the pups nursing with milk & antibiotics.
My question is this - is there a logical way to mark each pup to identify him/her so everyone gets fed? I'll have the same issue when we start deworming and puppy shots....
There are identification collars that come with strips of.... kinda like index card, that you can write on and insert in collar. You write who is who and keep track that way. There are also some ones that just come in different colors I believe but I've had the best luck with ones that come with plenty of spares and that you can put more information on and aren't limited by only color, lol. Good luck and thanks.
I used nail polish... various combinations on front, rear, right, left and set up a spreadsheet/data base. You can do a simple sheet with a column for each & check it off as you take care of a pup. I just felt it was easier than collars of any sort. The paper, easily torn type of pup identification collars would work as well, just to remember to note who has what and do the same with noting it and checking it off when you do each.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 7/12/2009 11:49:03 AM*** Reason: *
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We basically do what pyrmom said. We make a chart on our dry-erase board and list by color. We use these puppy id bands and each one is a different color. We put them on the right front leg for the girls and the right back leg to mark the boys. Every time we do something for a specific color, it gets a check mark on the board.
Hopefully between all of the answers you can come up with something that works out well for you.
Best of luck!
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Thanks everyone. I will try to get organized before they arrive because I'm suer it will be a bit hectic after they get here. Luckily mom is a good mom and they are basically healthy - that will definitely make it a little easier.