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My black lab had nine pups they are 3 weeks old now and she

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my black lab had nine pups they are 3 weeks old now and she has stop letting then nurse what should i do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear that Suzie has stopped nursing her puppies. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

You can get some puppy milk replacer like Esbilac and bottles at a pet supply store and start supplementing them. In another week, you can start introducing solid food to get them eating on their own. I start with the puppy milk replacer mixed with warm water to moisten dry puppy food. Goats milk can also be used.

You can also hold her and make her lie down with the puppies 4 times a day, until all the puppies stop nursing, and have full tummies.

Let me know if this helps and what other questions you have.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Suzie. How is everything going?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How are Suzie and the pups? Can I help with anything else?