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Offline Amandawils

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Hand reared two week old pup
« on: August 26, 2022, 08:50:46 PM »
Hi,

Iím new to the forum and after some advice from you lovely lot. 

We have kept Cockers for the last 30 years but this is the first litter we have had.  My girl, Clova, had a litter 15 days ago, she had 11!  All were a good weight, the two smallest were 10.5oz at birth.  Pups were vet checked within 12 hours of birth and we were told they all looked good.  When we weighed at 24 hours we realised that one of the 10.5oz boyís had lost weight and gone down to 9.9oz, we then watched him suckle, cleared a back teat for him and found that he could not latch on so we realised we would have to intervene.  He struggled with a bottle so we went down to a syringe and started feeding every 2/3 hours.  Pup has been putting on weight ever since and is now up to 19oz. Pup doesnít seem interested in milk though, he doesnít cry for it, he struggles with the syringe and even though he constantly tries to latch onto mum he canít.  He is very mobile, like the others heís trying to walk and his eyes have just opened, itís just his feeding that is an issue.  Has anybody else had experience with this ?

Thank you Amanda

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Re: Hand reared two week old pup
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2022, 08:58:05 PM »
No advice unfortunately although IĎm sure someone will be along soon who can advise. just wanted to wish you and the little one all the best, do hope heĎll be ok.   :luv: :luv:

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Re: Hand reared two week old pup
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2022, 08:59:39 PM »
Thank you, I hope so too as Iím becoming too attached.

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Re: Hand reared two week old pup
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2022, 07:43:38 AM »
Can't offer any advice, but wishing you and the little ones a safe 'journey'  :luv:
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