Fresh born puppies are welcomed in a clean and warm environment and kept under a heating lamp, the whelping room is solely for the mother with her pups with an extra bed for us to supervise the first 4 weeks.
Puppies sleep most of their time, when not sleeping they are eating with there mother, newborn puppies depend on their mother for nutrition during the first weeks of their lives. For the first few days, the mother produces a milk-like substance called colostrum. Colostrum contains the essential maternal antibodies that the puppies will depend on while their immune systems mature. These antibodies help them fight off infections, and so it is crucial that all of the puppies receive enough colostrum during this time. When a mother does not gave enough milk we provide fresh goat milk with the nipple feeder.
Puppies get daily weight to follow the grow statistics.
We send all future owners regular updates with these statistics too
After 3 days when the puppies are born we start the Tactile simulation, this is done by gently touching each of the pup’s, this is very important helping the development and make them more resistent to stress.
Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) is a process we started doing that introduces mild stresses to very young puppies in a controlled way. These stresses help stimulate the neurological system which improves the growth and development of the pup’s immune system, cardiovascular system, and stress tolerance.
Around a week we already take the sharpness away from the nails too so the mother doesn’t feel uncomfortable when the puppies drinking with her.