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regurgitating

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by mollydolly01, May 7, 2010.


  1. mollydolly01

    mollydolly01 PetForums Junior

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    molly's pups are 25 days old and i have just started weaning yesterday.
    I have just walked in the room and found their mum regurgitating her food in their bed, luckily enough i got to it before pups did. Any reason why she is doing this?
     
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    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    This is how mum would wean them naturally. Make sure she isn't allowed in with the pups within an hour of her eating now or she may make them poorly
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    As someone who knows diddlysquat about breeding, why is it a bad thing if its natural?
     
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    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    Risk of choking is incredibly high and naturally dogs don't chew their food, especially kibble and a new puppy would choke on the kibble
     
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    They do this to wean the babies and un-digested bits of biscuit can be very dangerous, i would keep her away from them until more than an hour after shes eaten just incase she does it and babies get to it. Its foul watching them do that :eek: ..
     
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    Eve would do this every meal if I let her. I've known her do it 2 hours after feeding. She usually does this after the pups are around 5 weeks, so I'm not too concerned, except for the fact that she needs her food!
     
  7. mollydolly01

    mollydolly01 PetForums Junior

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    with my last litter she done this as well, but they were around 6 weeks, and yes she can do it 2 hours after feeding as well. have to watch her like a hawk now. Im wondering why she has done it so early this time. I feed her as much as she wants to get her weight back on and i normally fill her bowl before i go to bed, this will have to stop now, as i wont be able to rest incase she does it during the night.
     
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    Maisie did that from when the pups where 5 weeks old right up until they left at 9 weeks, she even did for the puppy I kept until she was about 16 weeks :eek:
    Everytime the pups went for her milk she would just regurgitate weather it was in the pen, front room, kitchen, garden :scared:
    My vet said not to worry she just being a good mum, and recommended that I soaked down maisie's food so there wasn't any large bits for the pups to choke on
     
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