I am a happy co-parent to four new puppies

Malaysia
October 23, 2012 4:49am CST
My only adult female dog (after two died early this year) gave birth to five new puppies recently. But one died soon after birth, so it is four puppies now, three of them have black fur and another one has brown fur. So, now I am responsible for feeding this one big 'dog and puppy' family. But I really don't mind because I think they will all become our guard dogs one day. I must reward the mummy dog with good food so that she will pass on the nutrition to her children when she breast-feeds them. Do you have dogs, mylotters? Do you have any tips on how to make them grow healthier? Thank you in advance.
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
23 Oct 12
i dont have dogs, actually i don't want to keep anymore pets, after i lost two of my pets. So i don't want to see any pets suffering ,its really unbearable. I enjoy each and every moment spent with them. Hope you are having good time with your puppies.
@prashu228 (25504)
• India
24 Oct 12
hi, you are right, but i think its too difficult to be away from those lovable puppies, and get attracted . It just happens without our knowledge , we get attached in some or the other way.
@deazil (4547)
• United States
23 Oct 12
Congratulations on your new family! I'm sorry you lost one, though. And sorry about your other two. That is sad. I don't have dogs, I have cats. But I do love animals. Having a dog must be nice. And puppies add so much to your life. When I was a kid we had a dog. I have no tips but I can give you a site that might be helpful to you in the future. www.earthclinic.com/Pets/tips_for_pet_owners.html It's a good site for people as well. I think you'll find it interesting. And here's a site about dog food www.wikihow.com/Choose-Healthy-Dog-Food That's kind of like my cyber present to you and your new babies and momma dog, too. Good luck with your little family. I'm looking forward to some puppy stories.
• Malaysia
24 Oct 12
Thanks deazil for all of the good links you've provided in your respond. I think those links are very useful for anyone who have dogs. Dog owners, at least, have to learn something about dog behaviour so that they can handle them better. Thank you for responding happy lotting.
@deazil (4547)
• United States
24 Oct 12
Thanks for commenting! I do appreciate it.
@else22 (4319)
• India
23 Oct 12
Sorry,I don't have pets.Although I am interested in cows and want to buy some,but now I can't afford it.Like you I too have been an animal and bird lover and I love wildlife,but if I keep pets,I would not be able to take care of them which is extremely essential.It is therefore that I don't keep pets.I lack time to look after them.If you keep dumb animals as your pets,you must have time to take care of them.
• Malaysia
24 Oct 12
Hi else, I work full-time as a freelancer doing anything I like but mostly doing online work and promoting homestay. So, this means my home is my office and I have the time to look after my dog and puppies. Well, I am more into the indoor small dog pets actually. But it takes a lot of time to care for these type of pets. You have to play, teach and constantly "talk" to them. The ones that I have now are not what I consider as pets. They are useful, we want them to look after the house when we leave for vacations or make noise when there is someone intruding our privacy. Dogs are very useful and also very loyal to their masters. Yes, they may seem dumb but you know what...I can almost guarantee you that they are the most appreciative animals, always welcoming you whenever they see you, whether you are leaving or returning to your home. And all they want is just some simple food. Try compare that with the most complicated "animal" on earth...human.
@else22 (4319)
• India
24 Oct 12
I highly appreciate your love for dogs and I know they are more faithful and sensitive than human beings.You are right that despite being dumb,they understand all our emotions and react accordingly.Being a wildlife lover I would have loved my cows if I could afford buying them and if I had time to look after them. Thanks a lot for a nice comment.
• India
23 Oct 12
Hi friend, good to hear that your dog give birth to the puppies, hope you are enjoying a lot with that cute puppies. I don't have dogs, but my neighbors have it and my kids will play with that dogs
• Malaysia
24 Oct 12
Hi vidyha, The puppies are still sleeping a lot, maybe after a few weeks, then I can play with them. They're are all doing great. Mama dog only complains whenever her food is served late. Well, I don't blame her. Thanks for sharing your stories too.
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
23 Oct 12
Thanks a ton for posting this discussion. Well glad to know that u are a happy and proud co parent to those four new puppies and that is such a great thing by your side. Well i feel extremely bad about their mother but hats off to u that u have taken such good care of them. i know those cute puppies must be longing for their mother's love but they must be happy and must be feeling safe for having u as their co parents. What say?
@entrep (60)
• Philippines
13 Nov 12
I am so scared of dogs actually. But I hope to learn on how to love and take care of them just like you.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
24 Oct 12
CONGRATULATION!You must be a happy co parent by now with the addition of four new puppies to your family. I am sure you can have a hand full of chorus to do everyday for sometimes until they grow up, they will bring much joy to you in every coming days ahead. May be you should feed the mummy with more protein laden food and cow milk, to reward her for bringing those new puppies into your household.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
24 Oct 12
I do have dogs, in fact, I have three of them. As far as tips to help them to grow healthier, I don't really have any of those other than making sure that they have plenty of food. Make sure that Momma dog is drinking plenty of water and that she is being attentive to the puppies. None of my dogs have had puppies and the only dog that we've had in the past that did have puppies was Rebel dog and her puppies were actually born (both litters that she had) when no one was around. Of the two litters, there was only one of the puppies that didn't survive.