This is the second day of the puppies. They are still currently being tube fed but I still try to breastfeed them from their mother once in a while. I cannot leave the puppies alone with their mother because the mother doesn’t want to care for her puppies. I am afraid she might hurt her puppies.
There are times that although they are full, they still cry inside their incubator. I think it’s because they are still trying to look for their mother’s heat. So what I did was put them in my bra so that they can feel my body heat. I actually read this information in the internet and it actually worked. Everytime I put them inside me, they actually stopped crying. They are sleeping very soundly so I guess I will do this one most of the time they are crying.
9:45 pm – I was trying to breastfeed the puppies from their mother when I noticed that the mother is pushing something out. I immediately placed the puppies back to their incubator. To my surprise, another female puppy came out. Imagine it was almost 24 hours already since the last pup was born and yet here I am holding another newly born puppy. I can’t believe that there was still one puppy inside her tummy because I checked it yesterday and her tummy is empty already. The last puppy that came out was very weak also. She barely can breath and cannot suck also.
Here are the pictures of the puppies at one day old (Except for the last puppy which was born just today) :
This is the fifth shih tzu puppy that came out one day after the last shih tzu puppy was born. This picture was taken right after I tube feed her.
This is the first female shih tzu puppy that came out.
This is the second shih tzu puppy and is the only male among the litter.
The third born puppy. A female shih tzu puppy