Save puppy lives! Learn to use the same techniques that medical hospitals use on human newborns to save the lives of puppies. Because many of the problems encountered in newborn pups have nothing to do with genetics or birth defects, it is important for the breeder to be prepared to administer simple, straightforward measures to help a puppy in distress. Puppy Intensive Care
book will teach you exactly what you need to do, how to do it, and when to do it. Author and dog breeder Myra Savant-Harris applies her experience from more than 20 years of labor and delivery and neonatal nursing to caring for newborn puppies. She gives you this information in friendly, non-technical language, as one dog breeder to another. She knows what it’s like to be the only chance this puppy has to survive.
You will learn:
- How to evaluate the status of a newborn puppy so you can decide what to do for him.
- How to warm a chilled pup, administer oxygen, and hydration.
- What the best way is to replace colostrum if the mom can’t provide it.
- How to care for orphaned pups.
- What equipment to have on hand, where to buy it, and how to use it.
- Dedication and Acknowledgements
- How This Book Was Conceived
- 1- Why Not Be Aggressive??
- Pull out all the stops and save the baby
- Working with a veterinarian
- Why not let nature take its course?
- You can't save them all
- 2- You Need a Work Surface
- The warming box and its many uses
- Assembling the warming box and supplies
- 3- The Receiving Blanket
- Or the next best thing
- Why white cloths?
- My favorite: puppy pads
- 4- Start with a Bulb Syringe
- Move on to even more aggressive techniques
- How to use the bulb syringe
- The breath of life for your puppy
- Swinging is not for newborns
- Oxygen can help
- 5- Let's Do the Cord Care
- No gnawing or chewing allowed!!
- Helping mom with cord care
- Two types of umbilical hernias
- 6- Colostrum…What is it?
- It is the immune system of your puppy
- Hand Stripping colostrum
- Substitutes for colostrum
- 7- A Normal Newborn Pup
- Pink and twitchy, blind and Deaf
- Normal vital signs
- The orphaned puppy
- 8- A Sick Newborn Pup
- All your assessement skills are needed
- Q&A's for assessing the puppy
- Warming the puppy
- Hydrating the puppy
- Tube feeding the puppy
- Oxygen for the puppy
- Stopping diarrhea
- Stopping and infection
- Important things to remember
- Just don't let it happen
- Keeping mom and puppies warm
- 10- Sometimes Gassy is Good
- Ahhhh…oxygen. The gas of the gods
- Oxygen tanks
- Oxygen regulators
- Administering oxygen
- 11- The Dehydrated Puppy
- Tube feeding and sub-cutaneous hydration
- Oral hydration by feeding tube
- Equipment needed
- Measure the tube
- Insert the tube
- Amounts to feed
- Removing the feeding tube
- Sub-cutaneous hydratioin
- 12- Finally…The End.
- Whew! Bet you thought we'd never make it
- Author Biography
by Myra Savant-Harris R.N., 2006, 71 pgs, eBook.
What others are saying:
" I learned many useful points from Savant’s book. Whether you are a novice breeder or have been breeding for years, this book has at least a few ideas you haven’t thought about. From her great ‘warming box’ concept to correct
suctioning, from the availability of frozen colostrum to the ‘Whelping Nest,’ Savant’s book is a definite pick for the litter.
- Pat Hastings, Breeder, Judge, Lecturer and Author of Tricks of the Trade
"A must read for those who plan to breed, whelp, and raise pups. She not only covers the basics of care for the newborn, she also walks you through the important steps necessary to maintain their health and development. Her many descriptive statements of things to notice and what to look for in the normal pup and the one in trouble is something every breeder needs to know. Keep this book on the shelf and read it before your next litter is born."
- Carmen Battaglia, Breeder, AKC Board Member, Lecturer, author of Breeding Better Dogs
"From typical but exciting puppyhoods to incidents that promote heart-pounding fear, this book covers the expected and the unusual day-to-day nursery care. Is an umbilical hernia inherited or not? How do we tell if a puppy is dehydrated? Here are the answers. An instructional DVD is included showing breeders the proper methods for giving oxygen, subcutaneous injections, tube feeding, and more. This book belongs on every serious breeder’s bookshelf."
- Chris Walkowicz, Breeder, Judge, DWAA Past President, author of Successful Dog Breeding
"This book on intensive care of puppies provides practical and very useful information to ensure that newborns stay healthy and thrive."
- W. Jean Dodds, DVM, President, Hemopet
Note- No DVD is available with the eBook version of this title.
Myra Savant-Harris, R.N. is also the author of the excellent eBook Canine Whelping and Reproduction- A Dog Breeder's Guide.
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