January 3, 2011
Breeding Breezy and Boo Boo - For those who have never done this its
not as easy as it sounds. This procedure can take from 20 minutes to several hours and include
numerous attempts by them to breed. The result was
................NO SUCCESS and a call to the Vet Office was made
trying not to miss the breeding window... and yes sometimes they can
not get it right especially in a young breeding pair. To
increase your chances of the right timing you can make multiple trips
to the vet office and do progesterone blood test to monitor your
females ovulation day. This can get expensive.
January 4, 2011
Breeding Breezy and Boo Boo - Once again several hours of
monitoring with no results so a decision is made to Artificially
Inseminate so loaded up Breezy and Boo Boo and off to the vet office
for breeding intervention. Artificial Insemination is performed
hoping we hit her ovulation day...cross your fingers and hope for
January 6, 2011
YOUR KIDDING ME... After paying for Artificial Insemination...Love
is in the air ...I let the two love birds out to play and BINGO...
they bred and now I am trying to catch Breezy so she doesn't hurt Boo
Boo dragging him around the room. Yes... I caught her under the
table so now the three of us sit together under the table for 15
minutes till the breeding is completed.
January 9, 2011
Here we go again.....Thinking we are probably out of the breeding
window....I let them out to play and
flirting begins.... sitting there
remembering the dive under the table with them.
I begin praying OH PLEASE DO
NOT RUN OUT THE DOG
DOOR and before I can
get over to close the crate door .......
out the dog door they
I begin to call Breezy
coaxing her back inside and before I can
get her to come
inside.....they breed just outside the dog door and now I have a
Breezy is on the inside trying to get back in
and poor Boo Boo is on the outside....
so in the crate with them I
Breezy against the dog
door...petting her and
talking to her for another 15
minutes or so till the breeding is
complete and I can now climb
out of the crate with the two of them.
completes the Breeding Process and now the work begins.
ADDITIONAL MOM CARE
is associated tasks and Items in addition to normal every day feeding
All my poodles receive a multi-vitamin everyday, bathed once a week
and groomed every 4 to 6 weeks.
Breezy is given 2 extra feedings of Bil-Jac dog food a day in
addition to what dry food is left available 24 hours a day. This
will continue till the puppies have finished nursing.
Below is a list with Costs and Events
directly associated to this litter and Breezy including a total count
of laundry loads... Its almost constant clean up from
birth till puppies go to new homes.
Ultra-sound to confirm pregnancy and possible problems (2-8-11)
X-Ray for Puppy Count and Check for possible delivery problems
March 6th to 8th..... hours of Monitoring Behavior and Temperature to Drop
(signs of labor)
March 7th and 8th
Delivery of Puppies and Clean up..........
ALL NIGHT (16 hours).......
Sleep...NOT TONIGHT and for
the next several days.....
Puppy Checks every 2 to 3
hours to make sure mom isn't laying
on them, that a puppy is not
tangled in bedding and that
everyone is eating and mom isn't developing complications.
LITTER BORN March 8, 2011
Monitoring Temperature of Whelping Box (Kennel Heat pad and
Weight Monitoring of Puppies (paperwork is hours over a period of
Medication to help Milk Production
Breezy is now on a daily Calcium Tablet with her Multi-Vitamin
March 11, 2011
to the Veterinarian.. First Check Up... Tails Docked... Dew Claws
Breezy... bath to clean her belly of dried on milk so puppies do not
Whelping Box Bedding Change....Yes... another load of laundry
Still Checking every 2 to 3 hours the Whelping Box for babies tangled
and Clean up...Clean up... Clean up
March 14, 2011
Bath for Breezy
weighing of the puppies now goes to Weekly
of the "Pig Rail" from the whelping box to give them more room.
A "Pig Rail" helps to prevent mom from crushing or suffocating a baby
against the side of the whelping box. The rail creates a safe
space for the puppy to lay and be able to breath if it becomes trapped
against the side of the whelping box.
We have made it through the first week!!
bath for Breezy
Whelping Box Bedding Changed
Puppies Nails to stop them from tangling in bedding and pulling
10 Days Old ...can see eyes moving but still
not open probably another 3 to 5 days
March 22, 2011
Eyes are starting to open and they are trying to walk ....now the fun
starts...time to see how they do out of the whelping box and give them
more room to start walking.
bath for Breezy
wash the puppies .....my nose tells me its time.... while bathing you
have to be careful to maintain body temperature without over heating
the puppies trying to blow dry them.
are given first dose of wormer....I use Nemex-2 and its given at
2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks.
Whelping Box Bedding Changed
the divider to give the puppies more room....and give mom a safe zone
to retreat from the puppies so they don't drive her crazy trying to
March 26, 2011
the puppies bedding
Wash Breezy to clean off dried milk on her belly
March 29, 2011...... 3 weeks old
Introduction of soaked food and water 2 to 3 times a day.
Feeding time can best be described as watching buffet bar at a
restaurant. Some litters take to eating very well and others
need to have small amounts placed in their mouth until they realize
what they are suppose to do. After a feeding session is the
clean up......the area looks like a buffet table at closing time....
more food outside the containers then in them.
also about the time mom decides not to clean up after them so keep in
mind....what goes in has to come out. So changing the puppy
bedding and area now becomes total bedding change twice a day with
constant checking of the area and cleaning up so they do not walk,
play and roll in the presents they leave behind.
now is 2 or more loads a day.
March 30, 2011
day another 2 loads of Laundry and another total bath for Breezy
and a back side wash of one of the puppies.... they are still trying
to learn how to go potty without sitting in it and Breezy now says its
my job to clean up puppy poo not hers anymore.
April 4, 2011
day and ....more laundry
for puppies second round of Nemex-2
Pads are changed 3 to 4 times a day
April 10, 2011
are offered small amounts food at least 3 times a day followed by
clean up....clean up...clean up
day for the puppies.... Baths and Blow Dry
April 12, 2011
for their first hair cuts... faces, feet and tails are
groomed....they get there first poodle tail pom....
April 13, 2011
the Vet Office.....check ups and first shots
April 16, 2011
tells me "It's Time for the puppies to have a Bath"....another bath
and a blow dry
the puppy pads, bed and even time to wash their stuffed toys and stuff
dog they snuggle with
April 22, 2011
Time.... everyone in the tub then a blow dry and another total swap of
stuffed toys, bed, puppy pads etc...
past week has been 3 to 4 times a day a change of puppy pads and extra
loads of laundry.
coming week is final week for 3 of them before heading off to new
homes. The last puppy is going to Georgia so this lil baby gets
to stay till plans are worked out
for me to drive to Georgia to drop her off.
round of nemex-2 wormer
April 25, 2011
and a Blow Dry the day they leave for new homes
heading to our new homes this week....Coco leaves Thursday.....Bella
leaves Friday......Charlee leaves Saturday.... and Star leaves next
May 3, 2011
the babies leaving......... Bath and load up van for a road trip to
delivery Star to her new home in Georgia.....
up and put away the puppy pen and start all over again when the next
female is bred.
Total Loads of Laundry:
It has been
Hours of Work and Hours of Lost Sleep
have to love doing this......it's definitely not for the Money
INTERESTED.... Puppies cost $1200 to $1500
on the puppy
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