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Amarynthia

Presidents Day Puppies

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The day after Christmas we adopted a beautiful 10 month old female Siberian Husky, Mara Jade. We found out soon after we got her however that she could possible pregnant (due to the previous owner breeding her with another husky). Well, in the early AM hours of Presidents Day, she brought eight beautiful pups into the world.

Happy Birthdays to...

Washington, Lincoln, Jackson, Eisenhower (Ike), and Jefferson (two white and three dark - unsure what coloring they are?)

And

Madison, Monroe, and Reagan (two white and one dark)

Since we have never cared for puppies before, any and all advice is welcome! So far we are through the first few days since birth and all pups are keeping within the same weight gain ranges, even our little runt (Madison). However it has been rather hard to pin down exactly what weight a husky puppy should fit into online (medium or large breed) since my girls are within the top and bottom range of both (new husky owners as of Oct 1st 2019).

As well, we have kept the whelping room (my walk-in closet) warm in the 80s, now in the 70s post three days old. So far all pups appear to be moving good, eating well, and crying little. Mama Mara is cleaning them and VERY protective. She will let me move them if they get behind her and distressed while she is trying to feed the bunch, but otherwise won't let anyone reach for or touch a puppy. All whelping box blanket changing and weighing has to be done while she is outside. She let's us pet her whil she is in the box, even showing belly for pets, but not her babies. I take it this is normal? When she we expect her to hopefully calm down and let handling to perform weigh-ins etc?

Again, thank you everyone for anything you would like to offer in advice or suggestion. We want to ensure we maintain a healthy Mama and babies. :)

 

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