My min-pin is gone, left me with two pups!
November 5, 2012 2:05am CST
My min-pin gave birth to four puppies, two dead and two alive. She labored for more than 24 hours, having laid out three pups, the first one not breathing and succeeding two which are male and female alive. So, i thought it was over as she was nurturing the two, and i left. The following morning, i found her cold and stiff, but the two puppies still alive. I just then noticed there was a small feet hanging out from her behind, that wasn't able to come out that caused eventual death to my min-pin.
5 Nov 12
What you say is terribly sad! The poor puppies that will have a hopeless start in life and a mother that lost her life. I think you should have called a vet when you saw she was in labor for more than 24 hours. Miniature Pinschers are well known to have difficult births. I am sorry for both the mother and the puppies. I don't know if they will make it. You have to nurse them with special milk formula, every two hours during the day and night. Here's a link that may help you: http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/new-born-puppies.html
13 Nov 12
Oh my God! This is incredible! Do you remember I advised you to spay the mother to be when you said she "accidentally" got pregnant? Wouldn't that have been better? Now you lost your female and you lost most of the puppies. I don't think the two puppies that survived will have many chances to live without their mother. You joked about my advice at that time, now I think you realize how wrong you were not to listen. I'm sorry for the female, I'm sorry for the puppies, but what use? I hope you've learned your lesson.
14 Nov 12
Yeah, learned a lesson here, thanks.. Actually and fortunately, the puppies are two weeks old now and still very well and alive.. i'm just bottle feeding them every three to four hours and a friend vet they would be okay as long as they continue taking the milk i am providing them.
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6 Nov 12
I'm sorry to hear that. That was a terrible thing to wake up to. Unfortunately having puppies is very hard on smaller dogs. As you noticed the litters tend to have a high mortality rate and very often require a sea section. My dog is only 4lbs. If she ever got pregnant I'd be very scared. At least the puppies look like their mother and I'm sure love you very much.