HEllO, So my baby bullies are 3 weeks and 4days old now and all 7 seem to be doing great! I can definitely feel some teeth on the verge of coming through. My mama dog isn't as enthused about feeding as much as she used to, I have to interfere and place her in the area she has her pups in order for her to let them nurse, which last 5 to maybe 10minutes if there lucky. I have a baby formula I jst recently introduced to help mama gain some weight as she looks ganted frm feeding 8. I decided to take a few spoonfuls and test this with the pups..they were more than happy to suck/lap this up! Now I only mixed this formula with warm water, would warm milk be best..and whole milk at that?? Also, we went to a pet store & purchased some Companion Vac Solo-Jec 5 Plus, this is 1st time shots that include: Canine distemper-adenovirus, Type2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus Vaccine. it also states its a modified live virus. Is this the rite vaccs to get and again when should i began administering these to my pups?? thanx for any all help, its very much appreciated ; )
do not use baby formula for humans for dogs. they cannot digest it and it will make them sick to their stomach. use only puppy formula made for puppies.just soak some with puppy food or canned. and let them try it.it can be messy. i use the bath tub. but no formula made for humans. do not give them cows milk. and only worm them they are to young for shots. first shots should be at six weeks.along with another worming. if i were you i would take them to the vet and let them give the shots/worming. you could end up making them very sick
Goat's milk or puppy formula only should be given to them, not cow's milk or baby formula. Since you are asking if you purchased the correct vaccines I am going to assume you have never done this before. In no way shape or form am I going to agree that it is a good idea for you to be giving these shots on your own. First of all, they are too young. Second of all, I am guessing you have no clue even how to administer them and can cause serious problems for the puppies if not done right. And the most important reason of all......... Are you prepared to deal with a puppy who may have a reaction to the shot? Do you know what to look for in a pup that would let you know if the puppy was having a serious life threatening reaction to a vaccine? Depending on the severity of the reaction, you may not have time to get the puppy to a vet before it dies from it. Not all vaccine reactions are life threatening but do you know the difference? And what to do if one has a reaction? Also, how do you know if the petstore properly handled the vaccines when they came into the store? That the vaccines are even any good? Do you know that the probable teenagers who work in the store didn't become lazy and leave the box for later to unpack and stock, after the vaccines had a chance to become warm, and thus ruined? Way too many variables to take a chance, especially since you don't know what you are doing.
The puppies should be seen by a vet regardles of whether you do shots on your own or not. If you fell like you wasted your money then by buying the vaccines, why don't you ask your vet to give the ones you bought to them. Maybe he won't charge you as much for giving them since they are not his vaccines. Most likely he won't because of liability issues, but there's no harm in asking.
Again thanx for the input. Yes, a vet would be wise. puppy formula mixed with puppy food, like a mush...wat about water?? I had just spoke with a vet tech on the phone, they said a tasty paste wormer will work if i can't afford to bring all 7 in. It goes by lbs., so be sure you have the rite weight on the tube and the shots must definitely wait a few more weeks as they are only gna b 4wks, way to young for the 1st boosters... Yes, this is my 1st time, hence all the questions, and many thnx for the input!
The Humane Society can give immunizations and worming at a much lesser expense. I have had 6 litters over the years and would never consider administering my own immunizations. Many breeders do and I am sure are very experienced, but as a first time breeder, I would throw away the immunizations you purchased and leave it to a professional medical team. Worming is inexpensive and pups only need their first immunizations and worming prior to going to new families. I wait until 7 or 7 1/2 weeks before I take them for their first series. All breeders vary on timing a bit, but I wouldn't risk the health of your precious little ones.
I supplement with goats milk early on (NEVER COW MILK OR BABY FORMULA), just to ensure they are full. At 4 weeks, I put a bit in their pen so they learn to lap it up. A few days later, I boil hamburger and brown rice and put it in a blender with goats milk to create a thicker mush. Then I gradually give them this food without being blended. Then I soak a bit of HIGH quality puppy food to introduce them to it, but when they leave at 8 weeks, they are barely on puppy food. I am not a fan of kibble or canned dog food and wonder how dogs survived for centuries without Purina?????? Hmmm, maybe there is a better diet out there, hence, my dogs learn to eat raw: meat, vegetables, fruits, etc. Just make sure that many of their teeth are in before they eat solids or they could choke, as seen on many of these threads.
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