Ysabels girls are now 8 days old so time for their weigh in. By eight days you would easily expect all of the pups in any litter to of doubled their body weight by now. I can see they have gained weight, but weighing them helps me to be sure they are gaining the right amount of weight. Not gaining weight can be indications of problems with Mum or that the pup has something wrong with them.
Ysabel has done them really well & all have easily more then doubled their weight in 8 days. The first born girl weighed 8oz at birth now weighs 18oz. The second girl born weighed 61/2oz at birth & now weighs 15oz. The third girl born weighed 6oz at birth now weighs 15oz & the last girl born weighed 7oz at birth & now weighs 16oz. From these weights I can see that Ysabel is coping & doing her girls proud, all of them have gained over an ounce a day for a small breed like Cavaliers that is really good. The girls are also looking fit & well & starting to pigment around their eyes & nose, as when born their noses are pink & it takes at least 4-8 weeks for their noses to fully turn black.
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― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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