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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Freyja, Jul 3, 2009.


  1. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    This morning I got my feeding bottle out to sterilise it. I have noticed that he teats are not to good. The bottle and teats came in a pack from the vets I think it was royal canine. The teats are like normal baby teats but very small I have tried every were round here even Boots to see if I could get some premature baby teats but no one has any.

    The only ones on hyperdrug are for the banana shaped bottles mine is like a normal baby bottle.

    Does anyone know were I can get small teats from the vets are shut now so I'll not be able to go there until the morning.
     
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    cdcclub PetForums Member

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    I would try a local mothercare, thats where I got prem teats from for my son but this was some 8 and a half years ago:blushing:
     
  3. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    do mothercare have an online shop I wander. Our nearest Mothercare is Hanley and I hate Hanley on a sturday morning:(
     
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    They've got them online I'll just have to brave the crowds and go to Hanley tomorrow.:rolleyes:
     
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    joys of Saturday shopping

    :rolleyes:
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    for my pup which i had to bottle feed i just used a normal slow flow babies teat Freya, the proper puppy ones were just too fast & she was inhaling the milk
     
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    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    Normal baby ones are too big for young whippet pups.When I had the feeding kit it had 3 sizes of teats they had to use the smallest as the others were to big for them to get into their mouths but premature baby ones will be ok too. I still have the teats but I've had them for about 2 years and the smallest is cracked and really I don't mind serilsing the bottle and using it but not the teats.
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    oh ye i bet baby whippets are a good bit smaller than husky pups, that particular pup was 14 1/4 oz, good idea about the prem baby ones, good luck Freya:) x
     
  9. bichonsrus

    bichonsrus PetForums Senior

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    when my dog had her first pups a few years back i got the bottle pack by Shirley's, the teats are very small but i found i had to make quite a large hole in it for the pups to suckly on it, was good though. we just used it to top them up as there were two that where rather small.
     
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    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    It might have been shirleys that we had It was a round tin with sachets of milk powder a bottle and teats. We had it because the bitch had 10 pups it was her first and only litter and she couldn't cope feeding them all. I would just top them up at night. Funnily enough the 1 that I had to feed most is the 1 that has gone on to do very well in the show ring. I also used it last year with a litter of Tegan's as she wasn't making much milk to start with just to help her with them. I got new teats last year but can't remember were from:eek:ut:
     
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