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    Mom not producing enough milk to feed pups

    My nephews pitbull had a batch of pups for the first time 2 days ago, well everything seemed fine until today when I got home from work. 2 of her pups had died and the rest are dehydrated and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what I can give the pups until tomarrow morning when the vet opens. I live in a small town so the only place to get milk replacer is the vet and she is only open from 8am to 5 pm Mon-Fri. Any advice would be much appreciated to save them. I have other pits that I have breed in the past, but they have always been able to produce the milk needed for the pups, so this is new to me. I only had 2 batches from one mother and 1 from the other and then I spayed them. Just looking for helpful advice Thank you.

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    I'd recommend joining Myra Savant Harris's list - there's some milk replacer recipes in the files (Her book Puppy Intensive Care is good, too)- Walmart also carries both canned goats milk and the "Just Born" brand milk replacer.

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    You could feed the babies goat's milk.

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    Thank you you both were much helpful. I have to drive 60 miles to get to a walmart, so i will definetly be checking out that recipe book for tonight. Much appreciated.

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    Dogstar, I didn't even realize you suggested goat's milk too.

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    Pitlover - you're going to have to drive 60 miles for SOMETHING - puppies can't go a night without milk. I'd just go on out to Walmart and get the PMR.

    Myra Savant Harris's group is called something like CanineRepro something, and it's on yahooogroups.

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    Welcome to breeding!
    You find a homemade recipe and get up every four hours for the next few weeks like all the other breeders

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    1 can evaopartated milk (unsweetened) or goats milk
    1 Can hot water
    A dollop of light Kayro syrup
    1 egg yolk

    Feed every 2-4 hours. Left overs can be refridgerated for up to 24 hrs. NEVER feed puppies chilled milk always reheat it.
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    I know you probably got this taken care of already, but why didn't you just call the vet? My vet has an emergency line after hours. I have it one speed dial and she was very involved with all of my litters. If I got nervous about anything she wanted me to call her. I'm just curious.

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