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mal55

Tempting a pregnant bitch

No, not the wife! We've got a little Chi girl who is pregnant and has been refusing to eat for the past 3 days. We've tried raw meat, tinned dog food, puppy biscuits, scrambled egg, lactol, fish and cooked chicken breast which she will take very little of. Any ideas anyone? She's Daddy's Little Treasure and I'm worried about both her and the pups.
sueshells

I'd be inclined to get to the vet with her just to be sure that all is well. Has she previously had a litter or is this her first?
alison

When are they due.

Mine stopped eating 2 days before birth
mal55

This is her first litter. She's about half way through. We know that she's re-absorbing a pup so i'm wondering if perhaps she's drawing nourishment from that. Otherwise she's in good health. It can't be much fun having 16 or more little paws sticking in you!
dpack

vet

ultrasound scan

hope all is well
mal55

She's been scanned dpack. That's how we know about the pup being re-absorbed. She actually ate some raw beef minced very very fine a little while ago and has been in her favourite place -perched on my shoulder licking my face so she seems to be ok. I think she's just being sniffy but if she's still off her food in the morning I'll have her to the vet's though I've little faith in anyone that tries to talk you into having a bitch spayed for no better reason than it being a nice little earner. Wish we still had our old vet!
dpack

hope all is well ,if the scan showed 1 gone and everything else ok paws crossed for a good result .

using ones nose can be educational to detect if there is a serious problem.

as to tempting snacks i recon a menu of chicken,carrot,rawhide,crunchy dog nuggets etc as options will provide something that appeals .

choice is probably more important than perfect Wink

raw carrot is a bit of a wild card but tis popular with my beasts
mal55

Cheers dpack! We raw feed our dogs so things like carrot, peas, apple, blueberries and spinach are all part of their diet as well as the raw meat and plenty of bones. Needless to say our furniture always has plenty throws on it!! At the moment though Amber won't touch them. I'm going to get some crab sticks later to see if she'll have them -all the dogs go mad for them usually so they are a great training treat too!
sueshells

Hope all goes well with Amber. I'm sure you will be aware that tiny dogs can go downhill very quickly - my daughter has two Toy Poodles one of which was very poorly a few years ago. Her speed of decline was dramatic - fortunately she pulled through but she was very dehydrated and, being a skinny little thing at the best of times, she had very little in reserve. A decent vet is always useful. Hers wasn't. Sad
mal55

Amber seems to be settling down a bit now. We had her upstairs with us last night. She slept all night on her back with her head on my pillow and her nose stuck in my ear! She didn't move until his morning. Rosie wasn't too keen at first -she's a tiny 13 year old white toy poodle who always sleeps on our bed because of arthritis but settled down eventually.
I don't know how two such small dogs can take up so much room! It's going to get silly when Orla, the other pregnant Chi decides she wants to be with us too -she's not so much like a brick as a breeze block. We've no problems getting her to eat!
sueshells

Amber seems to be settling down a bit now. We had her upstairs with us last night. She slept all night on her back with her head on my pillow and her nose stuck in my ear! She didn't move until his morning. Rosie wasn't too keen at first -she's a tiny 13 year old white toy poodle who always sleeps on our bed because of arthritis but settled down eventually.
I don't know how two such small dogs can take up so much room! It's going to get silly when Orla, the other pregnant Chi decides she wants to be with us too -she's not so much like a brick as a breeze block. We've no problems getting her to eat!


Glad to hear that Amber seems better. I could be very tempted by a puppy........ Rolling Eyes
mal55

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Glad to hear that Amber seems better. I could be very tempted by a puppy

They should be very tempting Chi pups are fantastic little people! They're a bit like buses, you don't have a litter for ages then two come along at once. Orla is expecting 6 or possibly 7 and Amber 4 the following week. We've actually had several enquiries for Amber's already as both parents are from good show lines. We'll be overdosing on puppy breath though!!
She's eating better now and polished off one of the village butchers best farmhouse sausages this morning.
sueshells

Don't - all those tiny puppy tummies, as well.
mal55

A quick update. Orla, the first of the mums had 7 beautiful puppies yesterday, 1 more than we were expecting. It took her under 2 hours for the lot with the last 2 coming lterally at once!
gregotyn

Now the fun, (work), starts! really pleased at the out come for you- all those little noses fighting to get in your ear!
Chickem

A quick update. Orla, the first of the mums had 7 beautiful puppies yesterday, 1 more than we were expecting. It took her under 2 hours for the lot with the last 2 coming lterally at once!


Photos are compulsary! Cool Very Happy
mal55

Here they are.

Piggyphile

They look lovely and a real mix of shades. dpack

ace news sueshells

Oh they are adorable. So pleased for you. The pups look a good size and healthy, shiny little things. I'll have the one third from the left, please! Chickem

Cool cute mal55

We're still trying to decide what colours to register some of them as. We have 2 black and white boys, a chocolate boy and girl but the rest we don't know. Possibly red sable or wolf sable (whatever they are) I don't really understand Chihuahua colours. The 3rd from the left is beautiful Sueshells. He has a white blaze, tip to his tail and feet.
Orla's a brilliant mum so we've had a job checking them over but they're all looking good.
mal55

Amber had her pups on Saturday and we are shattered. She has 4 and they are lovely. A fifth one was stillborn though we can't understand why because she looked perfect. It's sad when life ends before it has a chance to begin.
We now have enough pups for a football team so life will be fun when they are all running around. We were surprised when one of them opened her eyes at six days old! It's the earliest I've ever seen that happen and she's getting interested in the world. We've called her Dora after the explorer. She is solid chocolate with a little white bib and looks like a Cadbury's creme egg with legs!
sueshells

Oh congrats! More (and regular) photo updates needed please - and being shattered is not a sufficient excuse. mal55

Here are the new arrivals


Dora(ble)
and the "bruisers" Their dad has just got a best in show but I don't know which one.
sueshells

Thank you - lovely photos and puppies.
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