Newborn Puppy Rescue Kit
Sometimes it's the littlest thing you will need that you can't find during an emergency. The items in the Newborn Puppy Rescue Kit will contain much of what is essential to save lives when newborns are struggling. Many of the items in this kit are those that we have to overnight express to breeders because they don't have some of the basics needed to support struggling babies. Unfortunately, sometimes they don't arrive in time, or the breeders cannot find an emergency room or veterinarian able to help during non-work hours when emergencies tend to occur.
Equipment needed to tube feed and administer fluids are provided in the Kit to help puppies that are struggling and/or fading. This is very helpful to those that do not yet have a sucking reflex or are not receiving adequate hydration through natural nursing. A bag of IV fluids or equivalent sterile saline is included along with syringes and instructions for administration. Lactated ringers is used for the treatment of dehydration and electrolyte depletion in animals, and can be administered using the included syringes under the skin (subcutaneously) in puppies. Sterile saline is used for hydration and is administered in the same way. We do not provide IV port, as this needs to be supervised by a veterinarian. We do provide syringes and needles for subcutaneous administration.
Newborns often suffer from diarrhea which can quickly cause dehydration and system collapse. Included in the Kit is “Pink Stuff”, a popular and effective treatment that can stop diarrhea quickly. Administration of electrolytes can help to restore electrolytes lost during bouts of diarrhea. "The Pink Stuff" Great for treating diarrhea in puppies and animals of all ages. Recommended dosages: For newborns, using 1/2 teaspoon, every 4 hours, given by swiping a small amount on the tongue every few minutes and allowing the puppy to swallow it all between swipes. Toys, 1 teaspoon every 4 hours. Larger breeds, 1-2 teaspoons every 4 hours Ingredients: Distilled water, guar gum, glycerin, kaolin, D-mannose, pectin and natural & artificial flavors.
Electrolytes and dextrose are often low in puppies who are struggling. Our kit contains a container of DogZymes Fading Puppy Support to help support normal hydration, and a source of quick energy. Providing a balance of electrolytes and amino acids are ideal for puppies with occasional diarrhea or while weaning, for moms during whelping and post-surgical recovery. Provided in powder, instructions for dosing are included.
Slow milk letdown is a common problem with new dams.
Sometimes breeders do not even realize that puppies may be starving when they
appear to be nursing but there is little to no milk for them. Our Kit includes
a supply of Fenugreek, a “breeder’s secret” often used to aid in bringing milk into
those mothers whose milk is show, or in short supply. Fenugreek is often used
by human moms and is well-reviewed for this purpose.
Tube Feeding Kit – For tube feeding infant puppies that do not have suck reflex or appear to be fading. Demonstration video: (1719) Tube Feeding a young puppy - YouTube
Sterile Fluid Solution – 500 ml lactated ringers or sterile saline. Sterile IV fluids may be administered subcutaneously (under the skin at the withers) via included needle and syringe for puppies that are dehydrated. Discerning dehydration is typically done by gently pinching up the skin at the withers. If the skin is supple and returns to the body quickly is probably hydrated. If the skin stays up and feels dry, administration of IV fluids can often mean the difference between life and death. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azYzKIzwz-I
Pink Stuff – by Next Generation. 80 ml (2.7 ounces) dosing tube for pets. Anti-diarrheal paste. Safe for infants. Ingredients listed on product page.
Dosing: Newborns ½ tsp, Adult toys 1 tsp, Larger Breeds 1-2 tsp. Every 4 hours
Fading Puppy Support Powder - powdered electrolytes, probiotics, prebiotics, glucose, colostrum, vitamins and minerals. Dosing on container. Dogzymes Puppy Support 3 oz. Powdered formulas
Syringes with needles – (5 )3cc. May be used for administration of IV fluids.
Needles – (5) sterile leur lock needles appropriate for newborns. May be used with syringes for administration of fluids. Never use the same needle twice.
Fading Puppy Support Liquid - Well reviewed for it's ability to help puppies who are failing to thrive. Pharmaceutical grade homeopathic preparation exclusive to The Dog Breeder Store.
Fading Puppy Syndrome - Booklet containing a Deep Dive into Fading Puppy Syndrome, its causes and treatments.
Fenugreek to help with milk letdown. Instructions for use are included.
(3) oral syringes - may be used for oral dosing mom or dropping tiny drops into neonate's cheek.
(1) Volufeed bottle
(1) Regular Nipple
(1) Premie Nipple
(1) Puppy Intensive Care Book with DVD
(100) Cotton Rounds to stimulate baby to pee/poop.
(1) Delee Suction Catheter MAY BE INCLUDED, BUT MOST LIKELY WILL NOT. THE MANUFACTURER OF DELEE'S HAS BEEN ON BACK ORDER FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS, SO OUR SUPPLY IS ALMOST DEPLETED. IF YOUR KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE A DELEE, WE WILL INCLUDE ANOTHER ITEM OF EQUAL OR HIGHER VALUE TO HELP WITH YOUR PUPPIES. IT WILL LIKELY BE OUR DEEP DIVE INTO FADING PUPPY SYNDROME AND A DIGITAL THERMOMETER/HYGROMETER FOR YOUR WARMING BOX. WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND WISH THEY WERE AVAILABLE.
The components of this Kit represent a savings over the cost of the individual items purchased individually, and instructional video links produced by Mrs. Harris and The Dog Breeder Store will help you to understand how to use the Kit and feel comfortable saving your puppies at home in your own nursery.
Sometimes it's the littlest thing you will need that you can't find during an emergency. The items in the Newborn Puppy Rescue Kit will contain much of what is essential. The Kit is the only place you can get The Puppy Intensive Care Book by itself from us. Otherwise it is sold in a set of 3 books.
We recommend that you consider purchasing the complete set of books written by Mrs. Harris for your library to compliment this Puppy Rescue Kit. The books are written in friendly, non-technical terms by a long-time breeder of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Registered Nurse with decades of experience as a labor and delivery/neonatal care nurse.
This Kit was originally constructed by Myra Savant Harris RN,
author of Puppy
Intensive Care, Canine Reproduction and Whelping, and Advanced Canine Repro and
Puppy Care. These are the bibles that no breeder should be without. They
have become invaluable in my own nursery. This Kit contains many of the
critical items that that Mrs. Harris found to be instrumental in providing care
for your newborn puppies and dam. We have modified it since to add more items that we often have to overnight express to breeders when babies are struggling. We have also added
instructions that help to be able to use everything in the kit, and thank her for her invaluable help over the years educating so many breeders.
NOTE ON SHIPPING: This Kit is made in advance and is shipped by itself. Although it will show free shipping, a flat rate for Priority (2-3 business day) will be applied at checkout. If you need the kit shipped by Priority Express, please choose that option. If the store does not calculate Express properly, we will refund anything extra that is charged. On occasion, the store's algorithms do not calculate Express shipping correctly. We watch for that and will adjust your payment down if you are overcharged.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS, KIT CONTENTS MAY BE ADJUSTED SLIGHTLY. VALUE WILL REMAIN THE SAME OR HIGHER THAN DESCRIBED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!