November 8th 2008 6:11 pm
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Well it's been a while since I've updated this Diary. Here's the latest. I have found homes for all three of the brown pups. I kept the black and brown which I've named Chico. He is such a pleasure to have around. He loves to lick everyone who pets him and is also very smart. He knows how to sit, shake paw, and lay completely down on command. I'm trying to teach him to roll over and play dead but it's taking a while. I know dachshunds is a breed that is stubborn so I'm taking my time with the training. Also I'm having a hard time house training him. If I'm around he won't pee or poop, but as soon as I leave he'll do it. I started training him with the crate, but like I said if I leave for a couple of minutes from the house and forget to put him in the crate he'll do his business. Anyone have any advise...
He's not a barker, which is kind of nice. Just sits by the window and looks at other dogs passing by.
May 26th 2008 10:20 am
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Well were going into week 4 since the pups were born. They have finally opened their eyes. They are not wining as much as I thought they would, maybe it's to early to tell. They seem to look for each other all the time they are awake. Also I have started to wean them off the breast milk and am grinding puppy food with the Homemade formula I have mentioned before. They seem to like it, but most of the food ends up on their face instead of their mouth. Then, they start licking each other. It's funny to watch them start to eat on their own. Most of the food ends up on their paws and their body. Good thing Sassy cleans them up after they eat. I have posted more pix. Hope you like... .'-p
May 21st 2008 9:51 pm
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Well it's week three and the pups are well on there way. It is now the 21st of May (born on the 4 of May) and they are starting to open their eyes. The eyes are only partially open on the female and one male brown colored. The black pup and the other brown pup still have their eyes closed.
My poor Sassy has been taking good care of them but it seems she's running low on Milk to feed the pups. They suck and suck and seem to be hungry all the time. So, I went out to Wally-World and bought some Hartz Milk Replacement to help Sassy out with the feeding. Oh, and also bought a 96 cent baby bottle to feed them (great value brand). Well, they hate the milk replacement. They won't drink it at all. I did a little research on the net and after looking for a while found a recipe. Here is what it consist of.
11 Calories per CC
1. 10 oz. of canned evaporated milk or goat's milk (not pasteurized cow's milk - this will cause scowers - dogs cannot drink normal cow's milk) Goats milk is by far the best to use. Wall Mart sells it.
2. 3 oz. sterilized water (baby water or boiled water) this is not needed if using goat's milk
3. 1 raw egg yolk
4. 1 cup of whole yogurt (avoid skim or fat free if at all possible)
5. 1/2 Tsp Karo Syrup or Corn Syrup (NOT HONEY !!!)
They Love It! I was skeptical at first. But after the first bottle the were attached to it like a vacuum. This stuff is really good. after you mix it, it smells like baby formula. But, they love the darn thing. Plus it helps Sassy out. They let her rest a bit more, they are not on her as much. I'll post some pix of the pups feeding on it.
If you want some more info on the formula and the amount to feed send me a Paw Mail and I'll get you all the info you need. This formula is great for pups that are not getting enough milk from the mama or a mal-nutrition pup. I've been feeding it once or twice a day for about two weeks now. Kind of like a supplement to help my Sassy rest a bit more. Cause before they were on here constantly trying to feed on here all the time. Now with the formula they sleep longer, wine less and my Sassy get's more rest too.
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