Take Care of Newborn Dachshund Babies
Dachshunds are loving dogs, and dachshund puppies are extraordinarily cute. In case all goes well, the mother will take care of her newborn pups. But, you may want to be ready to help as needed.
Things you will need:
- Latex gloves
- Heat lamp
- Powdered puppy milk
- Feeding bottle
Watch a Dachshund giving birth to her first puppy:
Step 1 – Put together a clean and comfy whelping box for your dachshund’s birthing. Dachshunds generally have 5 or 6 puppies in one litter.
Step 2 – Help the Dachshund mom during birth if required. The majority of dogs will handle the birthing process without help or intervention. Once each puppy is born, the mom might bite the umbilical cord. Or else, you can assist by clamping the cord with forceps and then making use of scissors to cut the cord. In case there’s bleeding from the cord, sprinkle it with iodine. Contact a veterinarian in case the cord does not stop bleeding.
Step 3 – Ensure each newborn puppy starts breathing on their own. Examine the puppy for signs of breathing. In case a puppy isn’t breathing, check out the airway for obstruction. Massage the newborn’s chest to stimulate breathing, and if required swing the puppy in your hands-head down-to dislodge mucus or foreign objects from the airway.
Step 4 – Towel off the newborn puppies to maintain them warm and dry. During birth, the room ought to be heated to a minimum of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and kept free of drafts.
Step 5 – Stimulate the pups to feed from their mother as quickly as possible after birth. In case puppies won’t feed you may give them puppy milk prepared from powder.
Step 6 – Feed the Doxie mom a diet abundant with protein and calcium as she carries on to nurse the young puppies. She requires calcium to renew her own body’s stores, and protein is required to pass on to the pups via her milk.
Step 7 – Weigh each puppy frequently using your scales. Each puppy ought to be putting on the weight at a constant rate. In case any individual pup stops gaining weight seek help from the vet.