Dehydration is one of the biggest reasons for neonatal death and illness in new moms. Often moms just won't drink or eat well after giving birth. It's really important to keep checking hydration levels (pinch up skin on neck and check for suppleness). Watch her fluid intake and be sure she is drinking often. You may need to put the water right under her nose and encourage her to drink, or use one of our oral syringes to get fluids into her orally.
The 3 biggest factors in fading puppy loss are dehydration, loss of electrolytes, low glucose levels, low oxygen levels, and low body temperature. Congenital birth defects can also be a factor, but the ones listed above are simple to fix in your own nursery.
If your puppies do not appear to be vital (verging on lifeless), you must act immediately. Be sure they are warm, hydrated, and have been eating well. Use our Intensive Care Unit for puppies who are critical. This can save a life!
Choices for subcutaneous hydration for dehydrated newborns or moms are as follows:
Sterile saline choices are various sizes of prefilled saline luer lock syringes (without needle) or bags containing 0.9% sodium chloride sterile.
Great for enemas without a needle, or for sub-cutaneous hydration with a needle.
Prefilled syringes are designed to provide convenient, reliable, cost-effective alternatives to vial-based systems. All BD PosiFlush Saline and heparin lock flush syringes are latex- and preservative-free.
BD PosiFlush™ IV Flush Solution Sodium Chloride, Preservative Free 0.9% Intravenous Injection Prefilled Syringe
SALINE, SYR 0.9%
Fits these luer lock needles for hydration. Please order the number of needles you need. Never use the same needle twice, even on the same dog.
Lactated Ringers choices are various sizes of sterile lactated ringers, USP without dextrose. Lactated Ringer's comes in a bag and is a sterile, nonpyrogenic solution containing isotonic concentrations of electrolytes in water for injection.
Ringers are to be used under the supervision of a veterinarian. They do not come with IV administration set, as IV's are to be administered only by licensed medical professionals. You can draw from the bag using a sterile needle and syringe (not included), or use an IV port/tube and needle to place the hydration at the neck under the skin.
QUANTITY LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY WHILE THIS PRODUCT IS ON ALLOCATION FOR THE MEDICAL SYSTEM. IF YOUR CART REVERTS TO A SMALLER QUANTITY, THIS IS ALL THAT IS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT WE WANT TO BE CERTAIN THAT ALL BREEDERS HAVE ACCESS TO LIFE SAVING HYDRATION.