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Whelping Supplies and Resources for Dog Breeders

Whelping Supplies and Resources for Dog Breeders

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Whelping Supplies and Resources for Dog Breeders 

Me and our last litter of Chocolate and Merle Aussie Labradoodles

Me and our last litter of Chocolate and Merle Aussiedoodle Puppies!

Whelping supplies for Dog Breeders – As a dog breeder myself I’ve created this page for new and experienced dog breeders alike, it’s the supplies I use and recommend for whelping and raising your puppy litters as well as useful resources for your breeding program.

Having the right tools makes any tough job easier!

I’ve also included our deworming protocol and dosing chart

Please visit more of our pages and blog posts dedicated to helping our fellow Dog Breeders breed and raise healthier puppies while keeping your sanity. 😉

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WHELPING POOL SUPPLIES AND OUR PUPPY SETUPS:

Mama Vivian with her brand new litter of Labradoodle puppies and dirty face from nesting first in the dirt outside... if you beeed dogs then you're probably familiar with this.. Haha!

Moyen Poodle Mama “Vivian” with her brand new litter of Labradoodle puppies and her dirty face from nesting in the dirt outside first…

I personally like to use baby pools to whelp and raise our puppies for the first 4 weeks because the pools are easy to move around,  easy to clean and they also keep Mom comfortable while keeping the puppies safe in one place, warm and close to me in my living room or bedroom. 

The MagnaBox Whelping BoxI’ve also used the wooden style whelping boxes once my puppies are older and are too big for the pools.   I like to keep the puppies in the pools as long as possible usually around 4 weeks is about max though then we move them to a much bigger enclosure so they have room to play and explore.

Around 7 wks we’ll start to let them run around outside during the day (weather permitting) to socialize and play with their parents and our other dogs in our backyard which helps build their self confidence, teaches them how to socialize better with other dogs (and kids), gives them more life experiences and makes them easier to potty train.

READ MORE: The Importance of Early Socialization and the Different Stages of Puppy Development 

Standard Poodle Daisy with her 7 week old puppies

Standard Poodle Daisy with her 7 week old puppies

READ MY POST ON WHELPING BOXES VS WHELPING POOLS AND HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOXES!

READ HOW TO MAKE A PUPPY PEN OUT OF PVC PIPES!

Ok, enough about me and how I raise my puppies and on to the whelping supply list I recommend…Hope it helps some of you find something new and useful!

PUPPY WHELPING POOL COVERS AND PADS

I buy these adorable handmade whelping pool covers online and I also use the EZWhelp pool pads to make my life easier and our Moms life more comfortable and clean!

Another BIG PLUS – No more Lost Puppies in the folds of blankets and towels, where they can accidently get stepped on or smothered.

WHELPING POOL COVERS ARE GAME CHANGERS!!!

Whelping Pools,  Pool covers and Pads are definitely 3 of my top absolutely cannot live with out whelping supplies.

Plus they make for cuter newborn litter pictures! 

Whelping Pool Cover by Kirsten Fulk

Whelping Pool Cover by Kirsten Fulk on Etsy.com

I get my whelping pool covers from a couple different designers on Etsy. 

I use a pool cover and then I put a Ezwhelp – whelping pad on top of that and it works out great.

WHELPING POOL COVERS I’VE USED AND RECOMMEND:

One of my Labradoodle Dams in the large size Whelping Pool with Cover and Pad

One of my Labradoodle Dams in the large size Whelping Pool with Cover and Pad

Daddy Apollo in the whelping pool - Whelping Pool Covers for Dog Breeders

Multigen Labradoodle litter of Chocolates - 1 week old

Whelping Pool Pads

Whelping Pool Pad by EZWhelp

I get the EZWhelp brand whelping pool pads and I put them over the fleece whelping pool covers but you can also put them under. I own several of them so I can easily switch them out and wash them daily.

I recommend buying at least 2 to 4 of each the whelping pads and the pool covers so that you always have a clean cover and pad while your other set is in the wash. Change out the pad daily,  you can usually go every couple of days with the cover especially with newborns but how often you need to swap them out will depend on how many puppies you have, how old they are and how clean mom keeps her puppies.

whelping pad in whelping pool with mama Pele and her Labradoodle puppies

If you’re using this whelping pool setup – it’s super easy to keep everything really clean and sanitary with minimal effort.

The 3 Pool Sizes

The 3 Whelping pool sizes

The 3 most common Whelping pool sizes – Large, Medium and Small

Make sure you order the right size to fit your whelping pool. 

Ezwhelp – The Best Whelping Pads – Large, Medium and Small Available

EZwhelp Washable Whelping & Puppy Pad 36″ (Round).  Free Shipping with Amazon Prime. 

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One of my Labradoodle Dams in the large size Whelping Pool with Cover and Pad

Buy Ezwhelp Whelping Pool or Box Pads on Amazon! 

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Taking Good Pictures of Puppies Needs Good Lighting!

Good lighting with a ring light and a nice backdrop can turn your just “decent puppy pictures” into really AMAZING pictures! This is the ring light I recommend on Amazon.

Twins!

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Pre-Made Whelping Supply Kits for Dog Breeders

Whelping Supply Kit for Dog Breeders

Whelping Kits for Dogs – 12 Puppies – Basic on Amazon!

You can get these complete whelping kits on Amazon and Ebay that have all the basic supplies to whelp a litter of 8-12 puppies. Make sure to look for the best price.  Some kits are priced much higher than others and include the same exact supplies. I’ve linked the best one I could find below.

INCLUDED IN THE WHELPING KIT:

  • Digital thermometer to monitor mother’s temperature for predicting the whelp.
  • Tail wrap for dogs tails to protect from draining fluids.
  • 12 Velcro ID Bands to identify puppies.
  • 12 absorbent disposable pads to put under mom.
  • 12 pr. of disposable exam gloves for deliveries.
  • 12 receiving cloths to grip and dry each puppy.
  • Aspiration bulb to suction mucous from puppy’s airway, mouth, nose and throat.
  • Stainless steel umbilical clamp to clamp umbilical cord (individually packaged.)
  • Bandage scissors w/stainless steel blades w/blunt tips to cut umbilical cord (individually packaged.)
  • Package of unwaxed dental floss 12 yards (36 feet) to tie off umbilical cords.
  • 12 packets of Iodine prep pads for cut umbilical cords.

Plus Helpful and Printable Papers included in this Whelping Kit: Things to gather sheet, Temperature plotting sheet to predict the whelp within hours, Birth documentation chart, Weight chart for all puppies as they grow, Emergency contact sheet. 

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Full List of ALL the Best Selling Whelping Supplies on Amazon – Click here!

How To Keep or Put Weight On Your Breeding Dogs and Puppies

Satin Balls Recipe

 Keeping weight on some Breeding dogs while nursing especially some of our picky eaters can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. So, if I run into this issue with one of my girls I will either supplement them with a meal topper like Stella and Chewy’s or the infamous “Satin Balls”. Don’t forget a daily calcium supplement for lactating Moms like Healthy Bones is a great one! Never give a calcium supplement before whelping begins, this can cause serious issue with their natural ability to produce calcium.

Satin Ball Recipe for Dogs

Here is a recipe for “Satin Balls” which has been a popular recipe amongst dog breeders and show dog owners for years to help put weight on dogs “quickly” (when needed).

BOTTLE AND TUBE FEEDING SUPPLIES FOR PUPPIES

Goats milk is the closest you’re gonna get to a Canine Mother’s Milk. You can use it when tube feeding or bottle feeding orphan puppies or runts – you can also add it to your puppy mush once your litters start eating. I recommend the Meyenberg brand Goats Milk (their whole vitamin D formula). The liquid formula is also good but does go bad quickly. 

Feed puppies 2 tablespoons (30mL) liquid per 4 ounces (115g) of body weight daily. The daily feeding rate should be divided into equal portions for each feeding. Puppies’ needs will vary and this amount may have to be increased or decreased, depending on the individual.

Young and/or weak puppies: should be fed every 3 to 4 hours. Weigh the puppies 3 times a week to assure adequate weight gain. 

Buy Meyenberg Goats Milk on Amazon! 

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READ MORE: RECIPE FOR PUPPY FORMULA  BY MYRA SAVANT-HARRIS AND LIVER BROTH RECIPE FOR FADING PUPPIES

Weight Conversion Chart For Bottle Or Tube Feeding Puppies 

Bottle Feeding or Tube Feeding Puppies Weight Conversion Chart on Leerburg.com

Click on Chart above to save or view full size image


HOW TO BOTTLE FEED PUPPIES.. 

Leerburg.com is a GREAT resource for dog breeders.  They also have a ton of free videos and info on the RAW dog food diet,  training and raising puppies and bottle feeding.

Recipe for Bottle Feeding Puppies:

  • 10 oz. of canned evaporated milk OR whole goat’s milk (not pasteurized cow’s milk – this will cause scowers – dogs cannot drink normal cow’s milk. Dogs cannot drink 1%, 2%, Skim, or Whole milk.) Whole goat’s milk is by far the best to use. Walmart sells both evaporated milk, whole goat’s milk and evaporated goats milk. Make sure you are using EITHER evaporated milk OR whole goat’s milk. Do NOT use sweetened condensed milk!
  • 3 oz. sterilized water (baby water OR boiled water that is then cooled). This is NOT needed if using whole goat’s milk.
  • 1 raw egg yolk.
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt (avoid skim or fat free if at all possible).
  • 1/2 tsp Karo Syrup or Corn Syrup (NOT HONEY!)

Great article on Bottle Feeding 🍼 

http://leerburg.com/bottlefeeding.htm

Tube Feeding Puppies – Kits

Lifeline Pet Supplies Tube Feeding Kit 10FR

Having these on hand when you need them can be a lifesaver….

Don’t wait to order them when you need them..  because you might not have 2 days to wait for shipping. 

Puppy Tube Feeding Kits Include:

  • 1 – Size French Style Feeding Tube
  • 1 – 12ml All-Plastic Syringe
  • 1 – Microwave Steam sterilize bag (20 uses per bag)
  • Tubes measure 16″ long

The recommended tube sizes for puppies and kittens are as follows:

  • Size 3.5: Kittens & Small Puppies
  • Size 5: Kittens & Small Puppies
  • Size 8: Puppies & Large Kittens
  • Size 10: Large Puppies

Please follow the instructions on the Tube Feeding Kit.

  • Instructions are included with each kit
  • There are also several good instructional videos on how to tube feed a puppy on YouTube.  Make sure to do your research first. You can also ask your vet to walk you through how to do it. 
  • There are also some great videos showing you exactly how to do it on YouTube 

Watch videos on how to Tube Feed Puppies on YouTube – Click Here

 

Keeping Mom & Puppies Healthy… 

Breeder’s Edge – Oxy Mate Prenatal Vitamins 

Breeders’ Edge Oxy-Mate Prenatal is a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals, and selected herbs. This premium prenatal supplement provides elevated levels of iron, folic acid, and zinc that optimizes the production of red blood cells and blood flow. In addition, this supplement provides the essential nutrients for the development of healthy newborns. Herbal ingredients, such as raspberry leaf, are added to improve uterine tone and to ease birthing.

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Healthy bones- Calcium Supplement for Lactating Dams

Post-Whelping Calcium Supplements 

Post-whelping, all high risk moms and heavy milkers should get calcium supplements until weaning. Doc Roy’s®Healthy Bones has two parts calcium to one part phosphorus, which is needed for effective absorption.

Giving only calcium will make the problem worse – you must balance 2:1 calcium with phosphorus. This formula also includes Vitamin D to help with absorption and Vitamins A & C to help get the calcium out of the bone. All of these nutrients are good for the nursing dog, and along with the puppy food the nursing mom is on, it will help ease the problems and bone loss. Dosage for lactatin Dams is on the bottle. 

Newborn Puppies Umbilical Cord Care

Iodine swaps for puppies umbilical cords

I love these swab sticks but you can also just buy the little cotton swabs.  I like these better because I don’t stain my fingers. Just dab a little on the cord and leave it be,  no need to reapply.

 The cord will naturally dry up and fall off by itself in a couple of days. If you need to cut the cord yourself make sure to cut a full inch to an inch and a quarter away from the puppies belly but I allow my Mom’s to do it themselves when possible,  as well as eat at least a 2-3 placentas. This is not pleasant to witness but it is instinctual and natural and I believe the placenta has helpful nutrients in it.  Humans even eat their own placentas nowadays.  No Thanks for me…  but supposedly very nutritional! You can toss any she leaves behind or if she has a large litter you can start taking them from her.  Too many placentas may cause an upset stomach or diarrhea. 

When puppies umbilical cords are cut too short,  this can cause umbilical hernia. If your Dam becomes obsessive with chewing on the cord after its cut just redirect her attention to another puppy or move the puppy away and on to it’s belly but still next to her.  They’ll usually stop obsessing pretty quickly. The iodine can sometimes help with obsessive cord cleaning as well or make it worse depending on your dog. Ingesting Iodine is safe but if she’s just obsessing over cleaning it off.. skip it.

Make sure to keep count of each puppies placenta to avoid a retained placenta and infection. Sometimes it’s hard to see so this is when the tail wrap and flashlight can come in handy. 

READ MORE: GREAT ARTICLE ON WHELPING, PREGNANCY AND PUPPY & DAM CARE BY K9WEB.COM.

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DAMS TAIL CARE DURING WHELPING

Wrapping the tail can help to keep Moms tail clean from all the fluids during whelping. I won’t be able to get Mom all wet after whelping with a bath,  so if she has a big fluffy tail, sometimes I’ll wrap it during the early stages of labor. Some dogs do not mind this and some do. If Mom seems really annoyed just skip it. You can also wash her tail,  legs and face down with a warm wash cloth and a few drops of a mild soap after she’s done whelping. Making sure to rinse any soap residue well so the puppies don’t ingest it.

COBAN VET WRAP ON AMAZON! 

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Latex Gloves

whelping supplies latex gloves

Latex Disposable Gloves are a must.  You will be getting your hands dirty. These help keep you and your bitch from cross contaminating germs. Also helpful when “feathering” to induce contractions. Don’t attempt to do an “internal exam” unless you’re experienced and know what your actually doing.

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OXY MAMA – HELPS BRING IN MAMAS MILK! 

Oxy Mama

Oxy Mama by Breeders edge is a postnatal vitamin herb chew that contains Fenugreek, Chaste tree fruit, and Motherwort in a form that quickly brings moms into milk. You can expect increased production within 72 hours. 

Use for seven days before birth for females that have had milking issues in the past or before planned C-Sections to bring Mom into milk. Don’t start before 14 days as milking before birth increases their risk of mastitis.

You can also order Fenugreek capsules – lactation supplements on Amazon. 

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ORAL CALCIUM DURING WHELPING 

Calsorb 12ml SyringeA MUST HAVE ON HAND DURING AND AFTER WHELPING!  Calsorb is a fast absorbing calcium in a gel base for dogs showing signs of extreme calcium deficiency and in an emergency can save your Mama dogs life from developing a life threatening calcium deficiency known as eclampsia (or milk fever). Comes in a clear syringe for quick and accurate dosing.

Ideal to use during every whelp and a life saver during difficult labor,  stalled labor or delayed contractions or large litters.

DO NOT GIVE THIS PRODUCT OR ANY OTHER CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT BEFORE A FEMALE IS ACTUALLY IN LABOR

Calcium supplements given prior to whelping will actually cause a dog’s body to stop storing its own calcium tricking into thinking they have an excess of calcium. Then when the calcium is REALLY needed during labor she won’t have it available.

Make a habit of having Oral Calcium on hand before every female whelps to prevent running into problems like stalled labor or milk fever and then having to use tums or another calcium substitute.

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READ MORE ABOUT CALCIUM ISSUES AFTER WHELPING ON REVIVALS WEBITE HERE!

Oral Calcium for Whelping dogs - Mom dogs during labor - Calcium oral gel - Avoid EclampsiaORAL CAL PLUS is another oral Calcium gel by Breeders Edge which also includes Vit D and Magnesium for better absorption.  It is more expensive and I’ve found the Calsorb alone does the trick. If you believe your dog is suffering eclampsia please see your vet for treatment.  They may need IV calcium as well.  This is only too be used as prevention and in an emergency along with your vets support. 

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Immune System and GI Tract Support in Puppies

Breeder’s Edge Nuture Mate

Supports immune system and protects the GI tract,  just what you need to help get puppies off to a healthy start in life. Provides newborns with the energy to nurse aggressively and obtain their needed nutrition. Can be used as an alternative source of colostrum in an emergency, helps support a strong immune system in the first days of life. Also good for times of reduced appetites and digestive disorders. Comes in calibrated syringes for easy and accurate dosing. I give this to my puppies the first 24 hours and when needed. Another MUST HAVE ON HAND! 

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Probiotic for Diarrhea in Puppies and Dogs

FortiFlora may help nutritionally manage dogs with diarrhea from stressful situations such as boarding or change in home environment, diet changes or consumption of inappropriate foods, soft stool in puppies due to giardia and/or coccidia, antibiotic therapy, aging pets with weakened immune systems, and pets experiencing weakened immune systems due to illness or treatment OR loose stools in Dam after whelping.

Probios – Probiotic Powder for Digestive Issues in Puppies and Adult Dogs 

probios

Probios powder is used to help maintain a healthy digestive system in animal from newborns to adults. Use Probios at weaning and other diet changes, during and after antibiotic therapy, during hospital treatment. Probios helps maintain a healthy appetite and should be used as part of a health maintenance program.

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Nutrical – High Calorie Gel

Great item to keep on hand if you have a small breed dog or puppy (especially puppy) or a dog that at times does not want to eat. This product helps if a puppy or dog has hypoglycemia and can keep it going until you get it to a vet. Also good to stimulate the appetite of adult dogs.

Tomlyn NutriCal Tube Dog 4.25oz

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Amazon Basics Pet Training Pads, Extra-Large

These are great because their extra-large and the price is super nice in comparison to the other puppy pad brands. 

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ProSelect Stainless Steel Puppy Dish – Easy Feeder

ProSelect Stainless Steel Puppy DishAnother must have product.  These are GREAT! Raised center keeps food near the outer rim where it’s easier for all the puppies to reach and discourages puppies from walking in or sleeping in their food. I recommend buying a couple for large litters basically fits about 6-7 puppies comfortably.

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Dyne High Calorie Animal Supplement

High calorie liquid diet and dietary supplement. Aids in nutrition for pregnant and lactating dogs. Aids in recovery from stress, low weight, low energy and whelping. Extra nutrition for runt puppies. Useful in mixing with yucky tasting medicine. 

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Puppy Scale – Baby Scale

Health-o-meter Grow with Me 2-in-1 Baby to Toddler Scale

Health o meter Grow with Me 2-in-1 Baby to Toddler Scale

These are my favorite scales because their battery operated and easy to move,  clean and the puppies fit nicely in the basket. 

  • Health o meter’s baby scale precisely measures the weight of your newborn puppies within 0.5 ounces (or 0.1 kilograms).

AUSSIEDOODLE FREDDY IN HIS BABY SCALE

One of our Mini Aussiedoodle puppies “Freddy” loved our baby scale and would sleep in it when given the chance.. its definitely been puppy approved!

MINI AUSSIEDOODLE FREDDY AND HIS LOVE FOR BABY SCALES…?

He even fell asleep in the one at the vets office… Haha! SO CUTE!

Mini Aussiedoodle Freddy at the vet asleep in the baby scale

Best Dog Crates for Breeders

MidWest iCrate Single Door & Double Door Folding Metal Dog Crates

Just adding this because I like these metal Midwest iCrates best and the prices on Amazon are so much better then the prices at the big box pet stores!!

Solo-Jec 5 – Puppy Vaccines

  • Solo-Jec® 5 offers puppies 5-way disease protection
  • Effective Parvovirus, Distemper and respiratory (CAV-2) protection
  • Convenient single dose package with syringe
  • Intramuscular or subcutaneous 
  • Buy on Revivalanimal.com

I also like the Novo

Nutri-Vet Milk Replacement for Puppies with Colostrum 

Nutri-Vet Milk Replacement is formulated as a nutritional supplement when the mother’s milk supply is inadequate, as the sole ration for orphan puppies or to supplement runt puppies. I prefer Myenberg Goats Milk because it’s closest to dog milk but this also does the trick.  

Artificial Insemination Kits for Dog Breeders

Artificial Insemination Kit for Dog Breeders

Medium Breed Kit: https://amzn.to/2HjDVYk
Large Breed Kit: https://amzn.to/2HgOLyt
Small Breed Kit: https://amzn.to/2qg4FRs

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Microchips – Homeagain

HomeAgain Microchip Implant Kits on Amazon. Easy to administrator and register. Compatible with all microchip readers.  *You don’t need to pay for the yearly membership with Homeagain.  The initial registration includes all your contact info and is saved into the registrar forever and regardless if you pay their yearly membership fee.  

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NANOCHIP – A GREAT MICROCHIP DEAL FOR DOG BREEDERS

Nanochip Microchips for Dog Breeders

I recently found these microchips called Nanochips recommended to me on our Doodle Breeders group on Facebook! AND SO GLAD I DID!

They’re easy, safe and they’re only $40 for a box of 10!

Register them for Free!

They say on the microchip stickers that comes with each injector and includes the microchip number – that say you HAVE to register the number with their provider – but honestly, that’s not true. They can be registered for 100% free.

Since these are universal chips you can register them for free on the national pet microchip registry database at https://www.freepetchipregistry.com/ or at https://www.foundanimals.org/microchip-registry

I just include the sticker in my customer’s puppy pack and then give them the free registrar links so they can register the chip themselves. 

Puppy ID Collars

I’ve used a couple different types of colored ID collars to identity my puppies… The velcro ones,  the nylon collars with velcro and the nylon snap buckle collars. 

Colored Velcro Puppy ID Collars with Record Keeping Charts, Adjustable Color Identification Collars pack

Using colored Puppy ID collars just makes life simpler and helps you keep track of who is who and your customers too.  I use either the velcro or the nylon collars. Each pack has 12 colors. 

I liked these ones because the record keeping charts are also included and even for less money then some of the packs with just the collars. 

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Nylon with Velcro Puppy ID Colored Collars

Nylon and Velcro Puppy ID CollarsThese collars are made of nylon with a velcro closure and are better for puppies 5-8 wks old depending on size. I use these with my smaller litters because there is only 8 but they are higher quality then the regular velcro ones but also more expensive. 

Buy Velcro ID Collars on Amazon Prime! 

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Puppy Whelping Charts for Record Keeping, bundled with Whelping Colors

These are great for keeping track of daily/weekly weights,  deworming protocol and vaccinations. 

I also buy the plastic sheet covers and 3 ring binders and each litter has their own folder or you can put all your litters in one. 

Record Keeping Charts for Breeders

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KEEPING MOM AND PUPPIES CLEAN

Wahl Dog/Puppy Shampoo

  • Cornflower and aloe
  • Smells Fantastic,  Great Price
  • Gentle formula, no tears
  • Great shampoo for first puppy baths
  • Just Read the reviews on Amazon! 

Wahl Puppy Shampoo

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Waterpik PPR-252 Pet Wand Pro Dog Shower Attachment

This wand shower 🚿 head is really cool!  But basically ANY type of shower head attachment is a MUST HAVE for me. This one is pretty nifty though! 

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Puppy Glucose Solution Recipe

This well established advice comes from what many consider as the bible of dog breeding  written by Anne Seranne The Joy of Breeding Your Own Show Dog”. I have used this glucose solution and Anne’s advice for decades with very positive results.

Signs of hypoglycemia are loss of appetite, extreme lethargy, lack of coordination, trembling, muscle twitching, weakness, seizures, and discoloration of skin and gums. Most dogs will not eat or drink when they are in low sugar shock. This is very common in toy and mini dog breeds as well as newborn puppies. 

Prepare this 5% Glucose solution just prior to whelping and store in a dropper bottle:

CLICK HERE FOR MORE HOMEOPATHIC RECIPES FOR DOG BREEDERS – PUPPY FORMULA

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Deworming Your Puppies:

Pyrantel Pamoate

Breeders need to keep those nasty parasites in check and the best way to do it is to have a good and consistent deworming protocol for not only your puppies but your whole pack of dogs whether they’re pregnant or not if they are on your property you need to deworm everyone at the same time. 

Puppies need to be dewormed at 2,4,6,8 Weeks or every 2 wks until they go home up until 16 weeks and then every 6 months once they go home.

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Deworming Protocal  

I use Pyrantel Pamoate at 2 wks and 4 wks (1 day dosage) and then Safeguard (Fenbendazole)  at 6 weeks and 8 wks.  Once a day for 3 days (and again every 2 weeks until 12 wks). 

Puppies must be at least 6 wks to use the Safeguard,  that’s why I start with the Pyrantel Pamoate for the first 2 dewormings. 

*Remember to deworm your whole pack with Safeguard – 10 days before whelping a litter and every time you deworm the puppies. I only use the Safeguard on my adults not the Pyrantel because Safeguard covers more types of worms and also treats Giardia

*Remember Adult Dogs can have Giardia and/or Coccidia and pass it onto the puppies while still showing no symptoms themselves. Most adult dogs are basically immune to giardia by adulthood but giardia gives young puppies moderate to severe diarrhea and while it’s rare can still be fatal if left untreated or they puppies are really young or weak and small to begin with. Giardia and Coccidia have very similar symptoms but different treatments so you can get a fecal test done to diagnose the exact cause.


Safe-guard (Fenbendazole) – Labeled For Goats and Cattle – Same medication used for Dogs

Safe-Guard Goat Dewormer 1000 ML Bottle on Amazon

1000 ML SIZE BOTTLE IS GREAT FOR DOG BREEDERS WITH MULTIPLE DOGS AND PUPPIES TO WORM.

Treats the 4 most common intestinal parasites in canines unlike Pyrantel Pamoate which only treats roundworms.

For the treatment and control of Roundworms (Toxocara canis Toxascaris leonina) Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum Uncinaria stenocephala) Whipworms (Trichuris vulpis) and Tapeworms (Taenia pisiformis) and Giardiasis (Giardia)

Safe-Guard® (Fenbendazole) Canine is safe for use in puppies 6 weeks or older and adult dogs including pregnant and lactating bitches. 

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SAFE-GUARD IS SAFE FOR PREGNANT AND NURSING FEMALES 

This is labeled for goats and cows but it’s the same exact medication used for dogs and puppies, you just follow a different dosage chart. This is suspension fluid instead of the granules that are marketed for dogs and only comes in one box per dog which can get very spendy if you have multiple dogs or large breed dogs and you need multiple boxes to dose them accurately.

This is a just a MUCH more economical option for deworming multiple dogs and or puppies.

Fun Fact: Dogs actually need a higher dose

THE DOSAGE CHART

You can follow the dosage chart and instructions on my website page linked below. The dosage chart for dogs is NOT on the bottle.

Safe Guard (Fenbendazole Suspension) – Puppy and Dog Dosage Chart:
https://www.dreamydoodles.com/fenbendazole


SAFE-GUARD – FENBENDAZOLE – 4.2 OUNCE BOTTLE 

Safeguard Dewormer labeled for cows and goats but Safe for Puppies

Safe-guard – 125 ML Bottle

Buy the smaller 125 ML Size Bottle On Amazon Here! 

Use a 3ml or 10ml syringe – Buy one on Amazon Here!

THE SAFEGUARD FOR GOATS DOSAGE CHART FOR ADULT DOGS AND PUPPIES – CLICK HERE


SAFE-GUARD PACKETS – ONE BOX PER DOG

Safe-Guard Granules Packets

If you only have one dog to deworm, then I recommend buying their granule packets for dogs BUT if you have multiple dogs and/or a litter of puppies then I HIGHLY recommend buying the suspension fluid bottle *linked above.

The suspension fluid Safe-guard is not only a much more cost effective solution  but its also much easier to dose puppies accurately.

SAFEGUARD GRANULES come in boxes for 10, 20, 40 lbs dogs. You need to buy multiple boxes formula larger dogs. 

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Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension 50 mg 16 oz

Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension 50 mg 16 oz bottle by Generic

Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension 50 mg 16 oz

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Deworming Puppies & Dogs – Pyrantel Pamoate Dosage Chart (2wks & 4wks):
I use the Pyrantel Pamoate 50 mg to 1 ml Suspension bottle by Columbia Factories (different dosage chart then Nemex 2).

THIS STRENGTH OF PYRANTEL PAOMATE HAS A VERY SPECIFIC DOSAGE CHART FOR DOGS. PLEASE DONT USE A DOSAGE CHART FOR ANY OTHER BRAND UNLESS ITS THE SAME STRENGTH – PYRANTEL PAOMATE 50 MG/ML .

Pyrantel Paomate 50 mg/ml Dosage Chart 📌 

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Same exact medication just a different dosage chart.  You get WAY more for your money and the bottle will last you for several litters. They need such a small dose.

1ml Syringes with Caps (Pack of 25)

Use a 1 ml/cc syringe for Puppies

 

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3ml Syringe

Use a 3 or 5 ml/cc syringe for Adults

 

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IMPORTANT

*For proper dosing use a 1cc -1ml oral dosing syringe for puppies and for adults use a 3 or 5 ML oral dosing syringe.

THE PYRANTEL PAMOATE 50 mg/ml DOSAGE CHART FOR ADULTS AND PUPPIES  – CLICK HERE 


NEMEX 2 – PYRANTEL PAMOATE

You can use Nemex 2 instead of the Columbia Factories brand above but it is a different dosage and you will need to spend alot more money in order to deworm everyone in your litter especially if you have multiple litters and multiple dogs. 

The dosage instructions for dogs and puppies are on the bottle and its a ALOT. You will go through this whole 2 ounce bottle deworming your litter just one time.. or less depending how much your puppies weigh. This is also why I recommend the Columbia Labratories bottle over Nemex 2. It’s much more cost effective.

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Drug Dosage Chart & Spreadsheet for Dog Breeders

  • Drug Dosage Chart For Dog Breeders – this chart includes dosages for several different drugs used by dog breeders. Included in the chart is the dosages for Albon,  Amoxicillin,  Baytril,  Cephalexin,  Asprin,  Clavamox,  Corid, Benadryl for dogs. 

Here is another dosage chart for drugs commonly used in treating cats & dogs. Dosages are given per pound of body weight.

WARNING: Not be used as a substitute for your veterinarian. Many drugs have adverse effects, some of which can be LETHAL!

Drug Dosage Chart for Cats and Dogs

Drug Dosage Chart for Cats and Dogs

MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS DOSAGE CHART BY CARNIVORCARRYOUT. COM

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Best Pea and Flax Free Dog Food!

SPORTDOG - DOG FOOD

This dog food could be one of the ultimate unicorns of dog foods? .. IF your dogs like the taste.

👍I HIGHLY recommend trying Sportdog!

Special diet: Flax free, White potato free, Peas free, Alfalfa Free, Canola free, No corn, wheat, Soy, Gluten, No Beet pulp, No Tomatoe Pomace!!

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Genetic Testing Info for Breeding Dogs:

Dog/Canine Health Testing Clinics Schedule:
Find a GENETIC health clinic being held in your area on this calendar (updated often and linked below). United States and Canada.

These Dog breeder Genetic Testing Clinics/Events are kinda like an underground secret but also NOT a secret? Anyone is welcome..you just need to know about it. They usually hold these events at a local veterinarians office.

Veterinary Specialists attend to offer their genetic testing services to dog breeders and they do genetic testing for the day or the weekend – these events are held all over the country! They usually have GREAT prices as well.

ALL BREEDS ARE WELCOME. *A GREAT RESOURCE TO SHARE WITH YOUR BREEDER FRIENDS!!

Some of the available testing: OFA testing, CERF eyes, Hearing, Heart and other tests offered as well as microchips – it depends on the specialist attending which genetic tests will be offered. More info and instructions on how to sign up to attend are on the website.

Dog Breeder Health Clinics Calendar and Locations Link:
http://www.cavalierhealth.org/health_clinics.htm

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals:
Hip/Patella/heart Testing info etc.
http://www.offa.org/

Call your local veterinarian to find out if they offer genetic testing. Sometimes you may need to call several clinics to find one but thankfully, vets that offer genetic testing services are getting more and more common. It used to be more difficult then it should of been to find one (at least in my area).

Genetic Testing Kits for DNA, Diseases, Coat & Color

PawPrint Genetics – Genetic Testing for Breeding Dogs

Genetic Blood Panel testing (testing panels ordered are breed specific).
pawprintgenetics.com

PawPrint Genetics Coupons:
Make sure to check this link for PawPrints current discounts and coupon codes which are sometimes up to 50% off your order!
https://www.pawprintgenetics.com/pricing/current-discounts/

CanineHealth Check – Home Testing Kits:

Canine Health Check - Genetic Testing KitCanine Health Check – Owned by the same company and lab as Pawprint Genetics (above) the difference is they only do one round of testing on the sample instead of two, it’s cheaper but the results are also not recognized by some breed registrars. They test for over 150 genetic diseases. (Same tests for all breeds).

Can be done at home with a simple cheek swab. 

Features and How it Works

  • Screen your dog for over 150 dog diseases and traits from the comfort of your home
  • Simply swab the inside of your dog’s mouth for 30 seconds and send in the swab in the pre-paid return kit
  • Test results indicate whether your dog is a carrier for any of the 150 diseases tested and are available online within 7-10 business days from date of receipt.
  • Canine genetic screen kit includes: 2 sterile swabs, a prepaid USPS return label, and detailed instructions on how to properly collect the sample
  • Please note: This is NOT a DNA Breed Test, you are ordering a Genetic Screening for 150 canine diseases

BUY THE CANINE HEALTH CHECK KIT BELOW! 

https://www.caninehealthcheck.com/

Embark | Dog DNA Test | Breed Identification | 160 Health Results | 200K Genetic Markers

Embark Genetic Testing KitEmbark’s Genetic testing kit tests for BOTH BREED IDENTIFICATION (DNA) AND 160 genetic diseases. One test for all breeds. Can not pick individual tests. This test has been used by a lot of breeders with great results. 

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Breed Registrar Links:

AKC Dog Breeder Resource List:
Registration information http://www.akc.org/dog-breeders/breeder-education/resources/

CKC – Continental Kennel Club
Mixed and Pure Bred Dog Breed Registration
https://ckcusa.com/registration/canine-registration/

Australian Labradoodle Association of America (ALAA):
http://alaa-labradoodles.com/

Australian Labradoodle Club of America (ALCA):
http://www.australianlabradoodleclub.us

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DVD’s & Books for Dog Breeders:

Puppy Culture DVD: The Powerful First 12 Weeks That Can Shape Your Puppy’s Future

Puppy Culture: The Powerful First 12 Weeks That Can Shape Your Puppy's Future

A new film from Jane Killion, Author of When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs! Everything you need to know about puppies, broken down into easy-to-digest 5-15 minute lessons.

A Complete Program, From Breeder To Puppy Owner!  The Proof Is In The Puppies!

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SHOP PUPPY CULTURES WEBSITE FOR HELPFUL DVDS AND PROGRAM FOR DOG BREEDERS!

Myra Savant Harris' Canine Reproduction, Whelping and Puppy Intensive Care Seminar: Techniques for a Successful Breeding and Healthy PuppiesMyra Savant Harris – Canine Reproduction, Whelping and Puppy Intensive Care Seminar DVD

Attend Myra Savant Harris’s Breeding Seminar Without Leaving Home!

Myra Savant Harris breeding seminar that she has given to clubs and breeders throughout the country is finally available as a comprehensive 8 hour recorded seminar. Myra applies scientific approaches to every aspect of breeding, dispelling a number of popular myths along the way.

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Books For Dog Breeders

These are some of the best books I recommend for Dog Breeders.  Some of them are pretty expensive but still worth it.. especially if you’re a newer dog breeder. 

Canine Reproduction and Neonatology

Canine Reproduction and Neonatology

Winner of Dog Writers Association of America’s Dogwise Best Book Award

Canine Reproduction is a practical guide for veterinarians and an information source for breeders, kennel operators and others with a financial or humane interest in the breeding and maintenance of dogs.

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Advanced Canine Reproduction and Puppy Care: The Seminar 

Answers to common questions and unusual problems encountered even by experienced breeders: Use sunlight to improve breeding results; avoiding C-sections; make AI more successful and much more from a breeder and lecturer who has “been there.”

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Canine Reproduction the Breeders Guide

Canine Reproduction: The Breeder’s Guide has been the ultimate reference on dog breeding, whelping and puppy care for more than 30 years. This new third edition features color photographs, the latest veterinary research on reproduction, and an affordable softcover binding. Canine Reproduction covers selection of breeding stock, the science of reproduction, timing the breeding for a successful result, prenatal and postnatal care, whelping, dealing with reproductive problems, illnesses, and more. A complete reference that is a must for any serious dog breeder.

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Puppy Intensive Care: A Breeder’s Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies

Get life-saving instructions in text and video on simple measures breeders and canine midwives can take to help newborn puppies in distress. Learn about tube feeding, administering oxygen, hydration and re-warming. Attention shelters and rescue groups: works with orphaned pups

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Whelping Calculators & Sample Contracts Online

I could not live without these whelping calculators….

Helpful Links for Dog Breeders

I have found a lot of great info on the following websites over the years.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOG BREEDERS 

Nuvet Vitamins

Attention Dog Breeders: Start your own affiliate business with Nuvet or to Order call 1-800-474-7044 – ext 217 or ask for Erik

Nuvet is a great company with great products that have honestly helped me to produce and raise healthy dogs and puppies as well as supplement my income as a small at-home dog breeder. 

Let them know Dreamydoodles sent you.

It’s not a multi-marketing type business so, you don’t have to use my name but I do like my rep Erik so ask for him or use his extension – ext 217!

Read my page on Why I use and Recommend Nuvet!

Life’s Abundance

Lifes Abundance Dog Food

Another great company is Life’s Abundance!  To learn more about their amazing products and their business opportunity for Dog breeders and people interested in the pet and health industry

Visit Life’s Abundance Today!


Healthy Paws Insurance Affiliate Program! 

Another breeder told me about this affiliate program. You basically recommend a free quote and you get paid for your referrals.

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