Recovering, worming & coloured collars on !
Finally got to blog. Been abit of a funny week. My Mum is slowly recovering & thanks for all the kind messages. She is still in hospital & no real date to when she will be home but she is getting better.
I have managed to do the first worming for Dolly's & Ysabel's Cavapoo pups. I worm at 2 weeks, 3 weeks & 8 weeks. I use Panacur 10% Liquid wormer & I find it an effective wormer. I also wormed all adult dogs with their ever three month wormer. The adults I use Cestem which I found through the internet & my vet checked out & said its the same as Drontal but a lot cheaper & said to get it as they could not match on price.
I buy all my wormers, flea, ear cleanser products on the internet as I am afraid I can not afford to pay the vets mark up prices which in some cases can be 100%. I understand they have to earn a living but do feel that marking up medicines like they do is wrong. Mind you waiting rooms in vets surgerys are more plush than most doctors surgerys & the money for this has to come from somewhere.
Nearly went of on a rant there but to tired so will stop here.
We have now moved in the crates & removed the whelping boxes as one is needed for Lucy in a couple weeks & it gives them more room. I normally do this around 4 to 5 weeks but as Dolly had a big litter & Lucy needs a whelping box to get accustomed to we have done it a little earlier. They all seem happy with their new homes & Dolly's pups are getting very active & even finding the food bowl & having a nibble. We feed Mums & start pups on Royal Canin Starter which is a complete food & is a very small kibble & even at this age they can masticate it & eat it. Around 4 weeks is when we start to feed in earnest & Mum will start to self wean them as they start to eat more they will lessen the stress on her.
We also had delivery of my puppy coloured collars so identification is made easier. These are little velcro collars that you check each day releasing as they grow. They do two things which is make identification easier & make your puppy collar tolerant before you have them as puppies at 8 weeks can sometimes get distressed when a collar is first put on them but using these from such an early stage will make them happy to except wearing a collar. Below I will list sex, colour of pup & collar colour for each litter above the photo's for each litter.
Ysabel's Cavapoo Litter
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!