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Browsing Archive: December, 2017

Ice Litter 11 days old

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, December 9, 2017,
11 days old - Blanka is doing very well as a first time mom.  She is spending less time in the whelping box and feeds as necessary...this also means that if you snooze you lose.  I weigh the puppies every evening to make sure each puppy gains a decent amount of weight.  10% of their weight per day is a guideline - but the weight gains can differ daily.  There are tummy upsets and this has been the "poopiest" litter I've had in a long time.  10 puppies are 10 poop factories and Blanka's milk i...
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Ice Litter DOB: November 29, 2017

Posted by Delores Smith on Friday, December 1, 2017,
The Ice litter has made its arrival, not without some excitement and angst though.  I learn something new with every litter - something new/different happens, mostly negative, and you learn about it, deal with it and move on.  There was a first with this litter....first born was delivered in the back of my Ford Edge!  We need to go back a day to start from the beginning.  Blanka had a temperature drop Monday Nov 27 mid evening.  When the thermometer dips below 37 degrees, you know you should ...
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