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When the puppies were born, I tagged each puppy with a colored
ribbon for identification.
During the first few weeks of the of the puppies' life to
ensure the puppies survive I kept the puppies in a warm and
dry place. I bought a plastic bin and installed heating
provided by an incandescent bulb. The temperature within the
bin was kept warm at 28 deg Celsius. The bin also protected
the puppies from wind.
I was fortunate that the weather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was
warm everyday, except some night when it was raining and very
windy. Anyway, I kept the puppies indoor for the first 4
Feeding and nursing the puppies
Fortunately, the dame has a natural mother's instinct of
protecting, feeding and nursing the puppies. But, I have to
earn the trust of the dame that I was helping her to look
after the puppies.
In the beginning, the dame was reluctant to let me take the
puppies away to the puppy bin. What I did was, I placed a new
unfed puppy into the dame's cage each time I took a fully fed
puppy away into the puppy bin. The dame learned very fast and
The last litter was 9 puppies and I have to divide the puppies
into 2 batches for feeding. The first 2 weeks was a lot of
work changing each batch on an hourly basis. The last feeding
of the day was done at 2 am and the first feeding was done at
When the puppies was 2 weeks' old, the dame's milk was not
enough for 9 of them. I have to supplement with hand feeding
them with goat's milk. Do not give puppy cow's milk as it will
upset the puppy's stomach and cause diarrhea.
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Whelping, Feeding and Nursing