he is my nieces mini dachshund whom lives with us, he had just turned a year old and he was going to be fixed on the first of nov. So now he's fixed now. She was supposed to be fixed in Feb so I hope she will be able to be!. I know with small breed dogs to keep the pups for 12 weeks instead of 8 or 10. And I know my chi will be a good mom, she had a false pregnancy before and nursed a litter of abandonded kittens which she took amazing care of.
I just hope this all goes well. I'm adding some more pictures I just took a few moments ago!. Thank you all for the advice.
She hasn't gotten a lot of milk in, her teats are a BIT bigger and they feel different opposed ti how they used to when I would rub her tummy but she hasn't leaked any when tested to see if she was. Is this normal? you can feel the puppies moving, like little flutters of movement that press against your hand.
I know in larger breeds that means it's close to time but by the time you feel them in most larger breeds it's hard kicking and bigger movements. She has grown a LOT size wise. She was a lean 6 and a half pounds and the father was a pudgy 12 pounds. But he was a bit over weight at the time [try explaining to a 12 year old not to give her dog to many treats!]. But now he's back to a lean form and only about 9-10 pounds.
He's rather small for a doxie. So far she seems normal asides being extra clingy and hungry ALL the time. She has normal stool and normal everything else. Her whelping box is set up in my room upstairs where no one else is allowed, she shares the room with two cats who think the whelping box is theirs!.
Any advice on after care would be amazing, maybe you have some advice the online websites don't!. Yes yes I have decided if they hesitate in anyway when I ask for a vet reff and a home check the pups will not be going.
I figured the contract would be a good way to make sure they would be in good hands as well.