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Tube Feeding Puppies

 

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.

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Equipment

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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