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Because of a caesarean, your bitch has had a major abdominal procedure and should be rested for 7 to 10 days. Rested means no running or jumping or playing. Preferably crated and taken on a lead to the toilet. When toileting, take her on a lead. Walking on a lead three times a day for 15 minutes encourages uterine involution and evacuation of residual uterine contents. Oxytocin injections are not required at this stage as the puppies nursing will produce large amounts of oxytocin naturally. Your bitch will also require her abdominal sutures to be removed at your Primary Care Clinic days post-surgery.
Here at QVS Reproduction we use interrupted mattress stitches which aid to prevent puppies getting caught up in a continuous suture line and if the sutures become inflamed, individual sutures can be examined by a veterinarian. Whilst at home keep the skin wound clean and dry by bathing with plain warm water as needed in first 48 hours after your caesarean.
Avoid using cotton wool balls as this can get caught along the sutures, gauze swabs are recommended. As your bitch has delivered a litter by caesarean section, she may not mother effectively in the first days of lactation. It is at least possible that she will actively reject the pups and could harm them. At best, she will form maternal-neonatal bond over the next few hours, at worst she can be aggressive towards pups.
Effective lactation and nursing are essential in the first two days and you should do whatever is necessary to encourage and facilitate this process. Pups that do not feed well in the first two days of life may die or be debilitated later. Bottle feeding is not a good substitute for correct nursing in pups. Puppies should be weighed after birth. If a neonate is not gaining weight, it may need supplementation.
Milk production requires a diet consisting of high protein, fats and carbohydrates. This formulation is available in most veterinary puppy diets and supplements should be avoided to prevent dietary imbalances and toxicities. Bitches with large litters for their breeds may also require additional calcium, as body calcium reserves are depleted in lactation. Oral calcium preparations are best as there are risks of overdosing toxicities for injectable preparations and should only be administered under supervision of a veterinarian.
If, after feeding a good quality diet your bitch is still not producing milk agalactiashe may require medication to help increase her production. Oxytocin does not increase milk production, rather let down what is already being produced. A dopamine antagonist can be prescribed by your veterinarian to help increase milk production. A dopamine antagonist induces a rise in prolactin levels, leading to an increase in milk production at a dose of 2. Common toxicities include oral mucosal dryness and gastrointestinal disorders.
If this is required, talk to your primary care veterinarian. If your pups are requiring supplementation, the development, strength and suckle reflex of the pups indicate the primary selection criteria.
For example, if pups are weak, bottle feeding may not be the best option as their suckle reflex might be under developed which increases their risk of aspiration. So, a feeding tube might be a better option. To stomach tube a pup, talk to your primary care veterinarian or QVS Reproduction to help with equipment and the correct procedure. Before supplementation begins, it is vital that the puppies are housed in a warm, tented environment.
The pups body temperature needs to be above If the pups body temperature falls below this, ileus will develop gastrointestinal motility stopswhich in a bloated and distressed pup. The key to raising a successful litter is attention to detail, and this requires round the clock attention.
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Common conditions. Caesarean After Care Once your pups are delivered by caesarean section, the real work begins! So please do the following until she shows s of normal mothering: take your bitch home, allow her to urinate and defecate and eat and drink and settle her down and reduce all anxiety and stress so she is well settled before pups are introduced separate the bitch and pups between feeds if necessary and put the pups on bitch for supervised feeding every 2 hours feeding is accomplished by lying the bitch on her side and assisting the pups to find the nipples as needed. Normal temperatures for pups are lower than adult body temperatures:.Wanted golden drinkb ur bitch
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