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My Pit mom isn't wanting to feed her pups anymore and I can't afford the replacement milk what can I do?

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April 4, 20160 found this helpful

Are the puppies old enough to eat solid food? If not, you should try to find out if there is a food bank or other group that helps with pet supplies, as the puppies really should receive Esbilac, or a similar brand of puppy milk replacer. Some areas do have food banks that supply pet foods, too. Perhaps a pet rescue group in your area can help. Otherwise, ask a vet for a recipe for a home made formula appropriate for the pups. You'll also have to help the puppies to move their bowels and bladders by stroking their lower bellies very, very gently if the mom neglects to do this. Have some toilet paper or tissues handy for the cleanup. This is what the moms are doing when they lick their puppies. Good luck!

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April 6, 20160 found this helpful

First, how old are the puppies, and second, how many?

If there are a lot of puppies, they aren't getting enough nutrition but the mom is tired of trying to produce milk for them all. You will need puppy replacement formula.

If they are six weeks old, try goat's milk as a replacement. You can get it in cans. Mix with wet puppy food. Try to get them to eat this. You can use less milk and more water until eight weeks old, then just make the food mushy with water.

If she is biting and snapping at them, you may need to separate the mom and babies starting for about an hour a day.

And, check that the mom isn't developing something like a nipple infection, causing her pain.

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July 17, 20160 found this helpful

I don't know if this was a planned breeding or not. If it was a planned breeding and you can't afford the formula to take care of the puppies you shouldn't be breeding. Reputable breeders spend thousands of dollars to have health testing done on the dogs they breed. They also study the breed they are breeding and become very knowledge regarding health issues, pedigrees, etc in order to breed the healthiest puppies possible. They breed for the love and the betterment of the breed NOT for money. There isn't much money in breeding dogs if done right. Actually you are lucky if you break even.

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June 7, 20161 found this helpful

Make your own pup formula. It's easy, inexpensive and good for growing pups

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