1. Paper towel - cleaning 2. Dyne water - give in Dam's water, or to pups for energy and calories 3. tissues - cleaning 4. Tums - A few days after birth give one a day to Dam 5. KY jelly - for checking possition of pups *** not seen here are a box of exam gloves *** 6. Air freshiner 7. Odoban cleaner - for the whelping box. 8. Ribbon - for puppy identification. 9. Nursemate - Energy boost for newborn or weak pups. 10. Kitty litter - use in gallon bag and place over heating pad to better distribute heat evenly in puppy box while dam is in labor or needs to be seperated from pups for some reason. 11. Towels and washcloths - to clean pups and mom during birth. 12. Alcohol - Cleaning 13. Bedadine/water solution - Cleaning the umbilical cord and Dam 14. Unwaxed floss - tieing umbilical cord if to short or bleeding 15. petrolium jelly - stick under pups tails to encourage mom to keep pups clean.
16. foreps/sergical scissors - clamp umbilical cord for 10 seconds then cut on side of placenta. 17. suction bulb - use to clear throat and nose of pups after birth. Can also be used to clear airways if pups asperate milk, or get a little cold too. 18. pure betadine - disinfect 19. bowl/container with towel for comfort to set pups in for weight checks. 20. Good Digital scale to keep track of puppy growth.
Puppy information sheets.
Have everything you need excessible!
At lease a 4 foot X 4 foot whelping box. Use puppy rails about 4 inches up the side to lower squishing possability. 2 foot Walls and a door to lock mom and pups in. Use a basket or box to the side of the whelping box with a heat pad on 1 side with the kitty litter filled gallon bag on top to distribute heat evenly. Do this so that if pups get to hot, they can move to the non heated side. Cover the botton with soft blankets or towels. Moving pups out of the box and into the basket gives mom room to labor and get comfortable to push the next one out. You can put them back with mommy during the lulls between pups. Nursing stimulates labor. So puting pups back will help keep moving things along.
* Puppies and momma should never be left alone for any length of time for at leased the first 2 weeks. You or someone momma trusts are there 24/7 during that time. Good breeders sleep and hang out within a few feet of mamma. Staying far enough away not to bother her, but close enough to hear and watch for problems if they arise. They also tend to sleep in the same room as her, either on a foam pad or couch of some kind.
During Whelping Caring for newborn puppies Puppy developement Tracking weight * The average weight of the Olde English Bulldogge puppy is typically between 10-16 oz. There can be variance depending on size of litter, and health or development of the pup such as a runt. * Puppies should be weighed every morning and night for the first 2 weeks to make sure they are gaining. Even if it is 1 oz a day sometimes, they are gaining and should be nice and healthy and active. Any decline or steady weight for a few days... a check up at the vet should be in order. * Then at 3-4 weeks you can go to once a day. Then once a week for the remaining 4 weeks. Weight tracking sheet: Split the first 2 weeks boxes in half for weight tracking per day http://ezwhelp.com/Whelping_Forms/Litter_Weight.pdf Tail Docking * Can be controversial with this breed. But know that if you do decide to dock your pups tail you want do what is called the Rotti cut. Just long enough to barely cover the bum hole. * There are also several ways to cut the tail off. First if you plan to cut dock, it needs to be done at 2-3 days of age. Your Vet can do it, or you can lean how from your mentor. Everyone has the way they like to do it... Knife, scalpel, cutters, and more. But I would suggest you use glue rather than stitches to close. Mommas tend to lick and chew the stitches. * The other way to dock is called banding. This method uses rubber bands placed at 5-7 days old in the same spot you would cut the tail. This cuts the circulation off and the tail drops off in 3-5 days. The how to is here.... http://dpca.org/BreedEd/articles/45-breedinggenetics/194-tail-banding Nail trimming Cleaning