we had a litter of 9 labs with our first breeding. Everything went smoothly.
The second litter, we had 7. 1 was a runt, 2 stillborn. Momma squished the runt to death in 24 hours. Sad. Sad. Sad.
We fixed our dogs after that and havent looked back.
You think they are alot of work now. No way. This time is easy. Momma cleans up after them. At 4/5/6 weeks, they poop and pee everywhere! Eat so much that momma gets drained. And they want attention all the time!
They are so much fun though. I miss my litters. My george, from the first litter, will be 4 in october.
Word of advice, start feeding cans of puppy food at 4 weeks to help momma keep her weight up. We fed dry food, raw diet, canned food and esbilac milk replacer to momma and she still ended up skinny.
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