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Postby Malli » July 25th, 2009, 2:53 am

I'm curious, how long will the other group of puppies stay with the Foster?
I'm thinking around 4 weeks (or when weaning starts, 4-5 weeks right?) is probably when they start to interact with eachother more?
Your post Christine's new attack dog :neener: thread made me think of these questions. (and for disclaimers sake, I am asking out of pure curiosity!)
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Postby Pit♥bull » July 25th, 2009, 7:22 am

WoW, another GOOD update...Keep em coming Dru :)
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Postby TinaMartin » July 25th, 2009, 10:22 am

Thats an awesome update! I glad that she is doing better.
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Postby katiek0417 » July 25th, 2009, 11:24 am

Malli wrote:I'm curious, how long will the other group of puppies stay with the Foster?
I'm thinking around 4 weeks (or when weaning starts, 4-5 weeks right?) is probably when they start to interact with eachother more?
Your post Christine's new attack dog :neener: thread made me think of these questions. (and for disclaimers sake, I am asking out of pure curiosity!)


We hadn't really talked about it...however the puppies are already interacting and playing with each other (I mean, they can walk). :?

I will probably, however, get them back around 6 weeks. Obviously, I want to make things as least stressful on the puppies, as possible. However, keep in mind that the foster has 4 and I have 5. There are enough in each of those groups to learn social interaction skills from each other (let's face it, how many litters have 9 puppies in a litter? I've seen ones that can range from 1 to 12, most often with 4-6 puppies in them)...

Some of the big skills will start to be learned when they are weaned, which will take place sooner rather than later. I've had several breeders and behaviorists suggest weaning them early so that they learn the social skills/hierarchical rules associated with getting/sharing food (which they can't learn being fed singly from bottles).
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Postby Malli » July 25th, 2009, 1:37 pm

Or, you could start offering formula on a saucer or plate...

Interesting, thank you for explaining that to me :)
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Postby katiek0417 » July 25th, 2009, 2:12 pm

Malli wrote:Or, you could start offering formula on a saucer or plate...

Interesting, thank you for explaining that to me :)


I actually have tried that...and it didn't work (made a big mess)...and they still want to suckle (there's one little girl whose well, you know, is all swollen b/c they keep sucking on it)!
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Postby juniper8204 » July 25th, 2009, 7:00 pm

katiek0417 wrote:
Malli wrote:Or, you could start offering formula on a saucer or plate...

Interesting, thank you for explaining that to me :)


I actually have tried that...and it didn't work (made a big mess)...and they still want to suckle (there's one little girl whose well, you know, is all swollen b/c they keep sucking on it)!


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I'm sorry for finding humor in that...I think I'm just overly tired!

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Postby furever_pit » July 28th, 2009, 12:25 pm

So glad to hear the good news!
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Postby katiek0417 » July 28th, 2009, 1:55 pm

Yeah, well, she's back to acting like herself, at least! She's a mess when she's normal! So, it's so much fun trying to take her out on leash, etc!

The even better news: she showed interest in puppies this morning!
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Postby Malli » July 28th, 2009, 3:03 pm

yay Dru :)
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 28th, 2009, 3:36 pm

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Postby TheRedQueen » July 28th, 2009, 4:54 pm

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Postby amazincc » July 28th, 2009, 5:23 pm

:confetti: :bounce: YAY!!! :D :D
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Postby cheekymunkee » July 28th, 2009, 6:06 pm

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Postby Emi » July 29th, 2009, 12:11 pm

I just read this yesterday, from first post to last.

I hope Dru get's better, and has no problems after, the babies are just adoreable I just got done looking at their pictures.

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Postby LMM » July 29th, 2009, 12:19 pm

Yay Dru!!!
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Postby HappyChick » July 29th, 2009, 2:27 pm

Yay! I'm happy to read that Dru is continuing to get better! :highfive:
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Postby blabsforbullies » July 29th, 2009, 6:20 pm

Hey wait :o .... what's that I see?!?!?! :shock: I think it might be :confused: .... yes, I am sure it is! :wink: It is the light at the end of a very long tunnel that Dru is very happy you saw her though!!!! :dance: WAY TO GO!!!! :highfive:


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Postby CinderDee » July 30th, 2009, 8:54 am

WTG Dru! :confetti:
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Postby katiek0417 » July 31st, 2009, 3:10 pm

blabsforbullies wrote:Hey wait :o .... what's that I see?!?!?! :shock: I think it might be :confused: .... yes, I am sure it is! :wink: It is the light at the end of a very long tunnel that Dru is very happy you saw her though!!!! :dance: WAY TO GO!!!! :highfive:


:woowoo: WOOO :woowoo: HOOO!!!!!!!! :woowoo:


Dr. Blabs, apparently I thought the light was on...but it went out ...they identified a 4th organism yesterday. Pseudomonas aeruginosa...I asked what it was, and my vet said another nasty one...and her numbers of MRSI haven't decreased at all...

So, we've upped her dose of amikacin to 4cc IM per day, 500 mL of fluids twice a day, and he switched her to cipro twice a day (from the baytril)...

Please, everyone, keep her in your prayers...at this point I'm pretty much desperate...I just want her better... :cry:
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