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How do you take care of a newborn puppy if the mother won't feed them?

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10/04/2007

Answer If the mother dog won't feed her puppies and you want the job it's not that hard. Get an eye dropper, pour warm milk into it and feed it to the puppies. They will try to reject it so you have to be a bit forceful, but don't squeeze too much milk into their mouths they might choke. Your local Vet can supply or help with a supplement for mother's milk - probably feeding every two hours with a soft nipple on the bottle or if the puppies are really small - an eye dropper! Make sure you cuddle them and keep them warm, when they sleep, wrap a ticking clock near or underneath them and a hot water bottle would be great too. All the best!!