Is this normal? Puppies question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by McCord6, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. This is my first litterof my own. I have seen other people have litter of puppies but I have never seen this kind of action out of them.

    Is it normal for puppies to JERK on mama's nipples during feeding? I breast fed all my kids and honestly sees that as an OMG OUCH kind of reaction but it doesn't bother my mama dog. Honestly, is it normal for puppies to do that? Just JERKING on mama constently?

    She has bruises and deep red marks all over her nipples so this really strikes me as not normal but I could be wrong.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Yes. Puppies are not nice, and momma will be glad to kick 'em off and nip at them later.
     
  3. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
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    Be sure she has enough milk to feed them--could be why they are too rough. Gently squeeze a nipple and a drop should show. If she has too many pups you may have to help with Esbalac or another puppy milk replacer. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, puppies aren't exactly gentle with mom. I find it amazing that the mom's will just lay there, like in a daze and take it. Reminds me of the sow with a ton of piglets at the fair.

    I've heard that feeding the mother puppy chow will help her support the pups better, a little higher nutrition to boost milk and allow her to cope a bit better. [​IMG]
     
  5. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Quote:Or maybe add some eggs to her food. I don't know where you'd find any of those, though! [​IMG]
     
  6. mekasmom

    mekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:All puppies do that. It is normal. We have had many, many litters of puppies, and they ALL do that.

    If Mom didn't have enough milk the puppies would cry constantly. Not just now and then when they loose a boobie, but constantly.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  7. 007Dawn

    007Dawn Out Of Coop

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    yeap that is normal and you are lucky your children did not do that to you. Mine did and I would have dreams that my breasts had fallen off and I was trying to put them back on. Och is the word.
     

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