Breeders can save puppy lives!
Learn to use the same techniques that medical hospitals use on human newborns to save the lives of puppies. Because many of the problems encountered in newborn pups have nothing to do with genetics or birth defects, it is important for the breeder to be prepared to administer simple, straightforward measures to help a puppy in distress. Puppy Intensive Care book and DVD will teach you exactly what you need to do and how to do it. Author and dog breeder Myra Savant-Harris applies her experience from more than 20 years of labor and delivery and neonatal nursing to caring for newborn puppies. She gives you this information in friendly, non-technical language, as one dog breeder to another who knows what it's like to be the only chance this puppy has to survive.
You will learn:
How to evaluate the status of a newborn puppy before taking action
How to warm a chilled pup, administer oxygen and hydration
What the best way is to replace colostrum if the mom can't provide it
What equipment to have on hand, where to buy it and how to use it
BONUS! A DVD comes with the book so you can see exactly how to use these life-saving skills
What the experts have to say about Puppy Intensive Care:
I learned many useful points from Savant-Harris' book. Whether you are a novice breeder or have been breeding for years, this book has at least a few ideas you haven't thought about. From her great warming box concept to correct suctioning, from the availability of frozen colostrum to the Whelping Nest, Puppy Intensive Care is a definite pick for the litter.
Pat Hastings, Breeder, Judge, Lecturer and Author of Tricks of the Trade.
A must-read for those who plan to breed, whelp and raise pups. She not only covers the basics of care for the newborn, she also walks you through the important steps necessary to maintain their health and development. Her many descriptive statements of things to notice and what to look for in the normal pup and the one in trouble is something every breeder needs to know. Read it before your next litter is born.
Carmen Battaglia, Breeder, AKC Board Member, Lecturer, Author
From typical but exciting puppyhoods to incidents that promote heart-pounding fear, this book covers the expected and the unusual day-to-day nursery care. An instructional DVD is included showing breeders the proper methods for giving oxygen, subcutaneous injections, tube feeding and more. This book belongs on every serious breeder's bookshelf.
Chris Walkowicz, Breeder, Judge, DWAA Past President, Author of Successful Dog Breeding
This book on intensive care of puppies provides practical and very useful information to ensure that newborns stay healthy and thrive.
W. Jean Dodds, DVM, President, Hemopet
Myra Savant-Harris, R.N. is a breeder of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who wished there was a book like Puppy Intensive Care at the time she started breeding dogs. Myra combines her life-long interest in animals with her professional experience as a labor and delivery and neonatal care nurse to bring you this information. In addition to continuing work as an R.N., Myra gives seminars around the country on her methods and is currently at work on her next book about reproduction and whelping. Besides her interest in breeding dogs, Myra is an accomplished pianist and vocalist and lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband Doug Harris and Cavaliers.
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What reviewers are saying...
MID-ATLANTIC BORDER COLLIE RESCUE
"I found this book to be wonderfully straight forward and potentially very useful. If I were planning a litter of puppies, I would want to have this book and would plan to be able to implement almost all of her strategies. I appreciate the fact that she tells you in the very beginning that all puppies cannot be saved a very realistic basis from which to progress and then presents techniques covering every contingency in order that you can give saving all of them your best try. Ms. Savant-Harris carefully lists ALL of the things you could need, and even better, tells you where to get them. It would be most wonderful to not need the information the author gives us, but having this book and the supplies close at hand would provide a very helpful safety net. The DVD clearly illustrates the topics covered in the book. I definitely plan to buy this book as I harbor the hope of having another litter someday." Barbara Starkey,MABCR Vice-President
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Black-and-white photographs illustrate Puppy Intensive Care: A Breeder's Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies is an in-depth how-to manual written especially for breeders, though aspiring veterinarians may also find it a useful reference. Chapters discuss in depth how to prepare and use all the tools that one needs to give a puppy the best possible chance of survival, even if it is born midnight on a weekend or holiday when the local vet's office is closed. Statistically, roughly thirty percent of puppies born die in infancy; with the proper equipment and knowledge to remedy environmental factors (as opposed to genetic factors, about which little can be done) this can ideally be reduced to ten percent. Chapters cover how to build and maintain a warming box, how to properly use a bulb syringe on newborn puppies, umbilical cord care, why puppies must ingest colostrum (an immunity boosting substance produced by the mother) or a suitable substitute early on, how to treat a sick newborn pup if veterinary care is not immediately available, remedying a puppy that becomes chilled or dehydrated, and much more. "If your puppy isn't breathing well, assume that he has large amounts of body fluid in his lungs, throat and nasal passages... FIRST, use the bulb syringe on the back of the throat; NEVER suction the nostrils before the throat. Syringing the nostrils first will cause the puppy to take a breath, inhaling fluids into his lungs". A 30-minute DVD accompanies this absolute must-have for anyone expecting a litter of puppies. James A. Cox