my akita gave birth 2 days ago but 1 of them fell poorly this morning she started blleding from the back then was not feeding then realy limp & weak & eventually died i have noticed now that another 2 of the puppies are going down the same path these pupps seem 2 be smaller than the rest i am very worried now i have an appointment in the morning with the vet but am afraid the others will catch what ever this is & may not make it through the night is there any idea what is happening to them .....please help
definatly sounds like something going on. Could be any number of things, sorry I can not be of better help. I would just make sure that mom and pups have a heating pad, and keep the temp up. Canine Herpes can be really bad, I know a breeder who lost all but one pup to that. Have any other dogs been around her or pups since birth? Let us know what the vet thinks. I would love to know what is going on.
i do have a staff but she has not been near her scince 2 weeks ago i dont have a heat pad but we have insulated the box very well also some time we are using an electrical heater i am trying not to use it to much as the room they are in is warm enough i realy dont understand this i am not a breeder & will not be doing this again just realy hope the others are strong enough thanks for your help
If your pups are weak, or if their tempature is down, the mother will push them away. put your finger in their mouth if cold their temp is down.. if you do not have a heating pad use a hair dryer, wrap the puppies in a towel and let the blow dryer warm them up..but do it over time..not fast. also put a heat light over them so they can get under it if cold or crawl away when hot. When ever I have weak pups I had an old timer that raised hounds years ago tell me to get liver and give them the liver blood with a syringe..I have done this many years and it has saved alot of pups... also they sell stuff at pet stores called Nutri-cal a high calorie supplement..give them some of that to give them strength as well. Wish I was there to help you...Good Luck!