Supplementary feeding is recommended when newborn puppies are not nursing properly, when the dam is unavailable, or unable to produce sufficient quantity or quality of milk.
The following is a method of supplementary feeding that works well and does not require the time that bottle or dropper feeding consumes. Also the puppies do not aspirate milk and get pneumonia.
Syringe : 10-60 cc plastic
Tube : #8 French for medium sized breed
Adhesive tape or permanent marker for marking tube.
Formula : Bitches milk replacer or emergency formula:
1 cup whole milk 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon corn oil
Be sure to mix this well and remix everytime before feeding.
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