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My Maltese bitch gave birth...
My Maltese bitch gave birth to 2 puppies 12 days ago. She is still losing a small amount of bright red blood. My Vet took blood today and scanned her. She said t scan showed fluid around her uterus. T blood test showed that she was slightly anaemic (3.4) and had an infection. She put her on a fluids drip for 45 mins and gave her an injection of Synulox Rtu. She gave me Stomorgyl 2 tablets and also Nisamox to take from tomorrow. She said to hand feed the puppy and keep my bitch away from her. My puppy is very reluctant to take milk from a bottle and I wondered if I could let the puppy continue feeding from her mother? Also I'm concerned about the amount of antibiotics prescribed.
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. The only antibiotic not recommended for use in a nursing bitch is the Stomorgyl. I think you have some options here. Ideally, we would continue the antibiotics as prescribed so mom can fully recover and go back to nursing the pups on her own, however, if the pups won't bottle feed, this might present a problem. If the pups absolutely refuse to drink from the bottle I would recommend stopping the Stomorgyl and let them nurse off of mom. I would recommend starting mom on Tums, 1 tablet once a day to supplement her calcium during this time and if she isn't already on puppy food, I would switch her over to puppy food for the added nutrients during this time.

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