Mama Not Cleaning Puppies

My Miniature Schnauzer just had her first littler of puppies, 6 in total :) They are 4 days old. She is feeding them, however she just lays there barely moving and does not really clean them. To me she looks a little shocked. She is eating and drinking and is not rejecting the puppies, she is just not interacting with them at all. I'm getting concerned.

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September 20, 20150 found this helpful

This is a concern. The mother dog MUST clean the puppies in order to stimulate their bowels. If they can't poop they'll die.
A mother dog should be nuzzling and cleaning the puppies often. It sounds like your dog is sick or in pain.
A couple of things:
If a placenta is stuck inside the dog she's in big trouble. There alspo could be a uterine or milk gland infection.
Take the dog to the vet for a complete exam. Do it tomorrow morning.

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