14 years ago
Debi S

My "bullmastiff" just delivered 11 puppies.. is this TOO many?? will i have to bottle feed them?

My "bullmastiff" just delivered 11 puppies.. is this TOO many?? will i have to bottle feed them?
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14 years ago
BikerBrat
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watch and find out if you notice not all the pups are getting milk you can start bottle feeding them, but my aunts pit had 14 pups and they were fine so it just depends. good luck
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5 years ago
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Newborn Bullmastiff Puppies
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6 years ago
Anonymous
Get puppy formula from your vet. Bottle feed every 2 hours day and night for at least the first 2 weeks. Every 3-4 hours day and night after that. Then you can start to wean at 4-5 weeks. Take mother and all pups to the vet right away to make sure it's not more than just the mother not taking care of the pups. The vet will make up a feeding chart for you as well as check mom and pups. Good luck.
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14 years ago
hockey_gal9 *Biggest Stars fan!*
Keep an eye on your female. If she seems to have trouble producing enough milk, you'll have to help her by bottlefeeding. Most moms can produce enough milk; try upping her food intake per feeding, maybe add some canned puppy food and/or beef broth. We took in a rescued pregnant Chocolate lab-Cocoa-who was pregnant with (we were told) at least 6 pups. A week before Christmas she delivered 11 pups (marshmallows), so we upped her feed and added both the canned food and beef broth so help her produce milk. She fed all 11 marshmallows just fine. She and her pups were known as Hot Cocoa and her 11 marshmallows.
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6 years ago
Anonymous
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14 years ago
animal_artwork
You'll need to make sure each pup gets a chance to feed. When I had a litter that size I simply had them nursing in 2 sets of 7 and the smallest pups were in both sets. I made sure each pup ate at least every two hours. You need to make sure you feed your girl well and make sure water is always available. Yoghurt and cottage cheese are great additions to her food. Realize that mother's milk digests better than any formula and comes at the correct temperature. If you get to the point where you absolutely must supplement, supplement the LARGEST pups, who will best be able expend the energy to digest the formula. Often, you can put a smaller weaker pup on a nipple that another pup has started (milk flowing) it takes energy to start a nipple and any energy expense for a small pup is too much. Good luck! Start working now at finding puppysitters so you can get some sleep!!
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14 years ago
G-sizzle
I dont think so. Bull mastiffs are gig dogs. My neighbor had a female who delivered 14 puppies and was fine with feeding all of them. Though all dogs are different you might want to keep an eye out when they are feeding and if you see that one of thm is occasionally not getting enough milk you will possibly half to bottle feed just one but not all of them.Also as they get to about 2-5 monthes you can begin weaning them onto hard food or the soft packaged dog food. It depends you can also contact your Vetrinarianif you have any questions that were not answered but i hope this helps. Good luck with the pups!!
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14 years ago
Anonymous
You shouldn't have to bottle feed the pups, but make sure that the mother is getting a high quality food or that many pups pulling on here will pull her down very quickly. I have always mixed my dogs food with warm water in a blender with milk re-placer and eggs. It works great. I make it into a thick paste like texture. Then when the pups get old enough they can eat with mom too. The extra protein and fat really help mom out alot.
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14 years ago
skydancer_2489
I'm going through this myself at the moment and it's two weeks later from their birth. Also work wth animals and this is my favorite part Deivery and Newborn as in ALL hinds of animals. Only mine have been abused and neglected, so the challenge is greater to get them safely to new homes. Enough said, watch the smallest of the group, want to make sure they are placed to the Ninny table as much as possible and first. The bigger will try to shove them (My tiny guys) out of the way so make sure they are nursing as well as big guys and girls. DO NOT TRY to feed bottles to them, they need Mom's milk giving them bottles is like a human babyb on the breast and bottle the baby weakins with eating from breast and too full from this milk that is really yucky only they are able to get more faster. This weakens Mama dog's milk supply. too and then you got more problems. If you need anymore help let me know be glad to help out as much as possible
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14 years ago
BRIDGE
My St. Bernard had 13 puppies a couple of years ago and she did fine with all of them. There is a possibility that you may have to bottle feed some of them. Just keep checking on the pups and let some eat for a little while and take them off and put the others on her. Just keep alternating the pups to make sure they are all getting milk. Good Luck and Congratulations on all the pups!!!!
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6 years ago
Anonymous
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