My rottweiler isnt taking care of her puppies

by Astrid Cobble
(Arcadia,FL)

What do i do??

She won't let them feed. She acts like she's scared of her own pups.





Hi Astrid
This sometimes happens with first-time moms, and if she has a big litter it can be a bit overwhelming for her.

As long as she's not being aggressive with the puppies you can try just to stay beside her and keep her calm by talking to her soothingly as you help the puppies to nurse.

Often once they've latched on and she's become used to their noises and movements etc. the momma will settle down and all will be well.

However, if she continues to reject them, or acts aggressively with them, you may need to remove them from her whelping box and start to bottle or tube feed them. Young puppies won't survive long without help. You can find tips and advice on rearing newborn puppies on this page New Born Puppies.

BUT, if they won't nurse, they seem cold and lethargic etc., then you need professional help and I'd strongly recommend asking your veterinarian for advice.

I hope this helps and wish you, and these little ones, the very best of luck.

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Dec 19, 2010
yeah
by: Tara

That makes me HAPPY!!!!

Dec 18, 2010
Reply:
by: Anonymous

I know!! They are soooo adorable..they are doing really really good!

Dec 14, 2010
glad
by: Tara

I'm glad to hear that there doin better,i was worried about them.Im such a worry wort.Rott pups are just the cutest ever.I hope they thrive and survive.Keep me updated!
worry wort,Tara

Dec 14, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Things are actually going quite well. I have been bottle feeding and getting her to feed. She doesnt feed for a long enough time but she does do a little bit.

Dec 14, 2010
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by: Anonymous

I have been bottle feeding and trying to get her to feed. Shes getting better but still shes a hassle.

Dec 13, 2010
wanting a update!
by: Anonymous

So how are things goin besides loosing one ,which does happen,but its still sad to loose even one.Are you bottle feeding them?They have been on my mind alot and was just wondering how the day went.
hopeing for the best,
Tara

Dec 13, 2010
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by: Astrid

there was 9 but now were down to 8

Dec 13, 2010
scared momma
by: Tara

Thats so sad ,but does happen,Ive done orphan care for pups and kittens ,and rabbits ,and racoons.It's a very demanding job bein a fur baby mom.Hope mom gets use to them.How many pups are there?
best wishes
Tara

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