Birth, regardless of whatever animal it may be, is truly a beautiful thing. The miracle of life doesn’t only just apply to humans, but to every other creature in God’s green earth as well. They may not have free will or a well developed intellect such as ours, but their birth processes are definitely as miraculous and as beautiful as ours or any other.
Watching the birth process, especially with dogs, is quite a sight to see. Puppies are undoubtedly one of the cutest things that you will ever get to see in your life. But just because they’re cute doesn’t mean that they feed themselves you know. If you’re the dog’s owner you’ve got to know how to keep your pets healthy and strong. Many puppies die after their birth because of lack of nutrition or they’re just born weak sadly. You can prevent this, or at least even try to. You need to be able to take care of them.
Act like their second mother.
Sometimes their mothers would tend to move around a little. This wouldn’t be a problem if your puppies are about a month old already where they would be able to move around and open their eyes. But if they’re still newly born to even a few weeks old, you’re going to have to either move the mother closer to them or you would have to move the puppies closer to their mother. This is important because their mothers would provide them the warmth and milk that they would need to have to be able to survive and make it pass through this stage of their growth. If puppies feel cold and their mothers happen to be at a considerable distance away from them, you’re going to have to do something about it. Being their second mother is no joke; it’s a very important job. Your puppies’ lives can actually depend on it.
Give them the right nutrition.
It’s important that the mother stays healthy all throughout her birth and even after it. She provides nutrition and sustenance for her puppies until they would be able to try and eat food for themselves. And when they’ve grown big enough to be able to eat food for themselves, you’re going to have to feed them with the right nutrition for them to be healthy. Milk would be a great start. Just like a human baby, puppies definitely need some milk. It doesn’t take a lot of work. All you need to do is check if the puppies are hungry or not. You can even leave the food behind if they’re not so hungry yet. Just make sure you place it in a spot where the puppies can easily find them.
Show them affection.
The way puppies behave can already be determined when they’re a few weeks old. You can determine if they’re playful, quiet, or affectionate. It’s important as well that your puppies know who their owner is as early as possible.