Friday, May 2, 2014

Puppies!

Our newest litter of puppies arrived on Tuesday, April 29!  There were 10 in the litter.  First time mom, River Ridge Roxy, is doing well taking care of them herself.  I had the pups to the vet yesterday for dew claw removal and tail docking.  Because there are so many nursing I am feeding Roxy every couple of hours in addition to the Purina Pro Plan Performance Sport 30/20 I leave for her to eat when she wants to.  I'm frying up chicken livers and adding white rice and eggs; either chicken or duck.  We may end up having to supplement the pups by bottle feeding.  We'll see how she does.  German shorthair pointer pups start off with white bodies and dark heads with their dominant spots.  Their fur will start to darken in a few weeks.  At 12 to 14 days their eyes will open and then they'll start to get up on their legs to move around.  There are four females and six males.



2 comments:

Lindsay S said...

they are so cute!!! 10 seems like a big litter, too.

Susie said...

Oh how fun! My husband grew up with a German Short Haired Pointer and he loved her to bits.