The pups are 8 days old and have been gaining weight consitently, till this mornings weigh in. Most of them have doubled thier birth weight ( all except for the runt who is unwilling to recieve supplement from the bottle)I weighed them at 10pm last night and then at 830 this morning and plan to do another by noon today. I may just be panicing for nothing but would like some reasurance as I am very new to breeding and still a little naive on some things.
Update: everyone is back on the gaining bandwagon I must have done the WI too closely Lesson learned!
***Edited By: MommaLovesWieners on 11/19/2009 11:16:04 AM*** Reason: Feeling Better!
Glad everyone seems to be doing good. Be careful with the bottle feeding, making sure they don't aspirate the milk. If you are going to be doing more future breeding maybe it would be wise to get your vet to teach you how to tube feed. If the little guy doesn't seem to be getting quite enough, try pushing the other pups aside and letting him get in about 15 minutes of nursing all by himself several times a day.