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My question is not just directed at Orphan puppies but more when there is a big litter and supplementary feeding is required or when a puppy seems to be dehydrated and is not suckling.
How do people deal with these issues?
What milk do you give?
What sized bottle/syringe/teaspoon do you use.
If using a bottle ,is it a baby bottle or pet bottle?
Do you add extra holes in the teats of bottles.I have found that there seems to be a problem with milk flow.
In puppies under 1 week if they dont appear able to suckle from the Mother do you squirt milk from the bottle or wait for them to suck.?
I worry that if they get dependant on milk just coming into their mouths that when put back on the mother they might expect the same reaction from the Mothers teats and fail to suckle.The obvious priority is to improve hydration.
What quantity do you feed at a time and how frequently do you feed?
Do you add glucose? If so is that to the milk or do you make a glucose and water solution?
Dont feel that you have to answer all the questions but I would be grateful to know WHAT WORKED FOR YOU!