The puppies are finally here! I missed my run on Saturday and we pretty much spent our whole day at home watching these little cuties come into the world. We were on our way out the door to go to Sam's Club right at 9:00am and noticed that Sugar was panting pretty hard which is a sign that she was ready to deliver soon. My vet told us that she was probably going to have at least three so I think we were pretty much preparing ourselves for three puppies. We have been reading up on what to expect and we had all of the supplies ready to help her deliver. Today was my vet's last day at work before leaving on a week long vacation so the timing was perfect. Thankfully everything went smoothly and there was no need for an emergency C-Section.
Puppy #1 was born at 9:38 am. This is the smallest puppy. I thought that the last one was the smallest but I guess not!
Weight: 5.455 ounces
Length: 5.5 inches
Weight: 7.355 ounces
Length: 6.5 inches
We kept the other puppies warm with a blanket and a heating pad on low setting to keep them warm. The puppies were so cold when they were born and are unable to regulate their own body temperature until they are a few weeks old. It was also difficult for Sugar to care for them while she was in labor so we played babysitter while the others were born.
Puppy #3 was born at 12:57pm. We heard Sugar yelp while we were eating lunch and peeked in and Puppy #3 was already born!
Weight: 6.985 ounces
Length: 5.5 inches
Puppy #4 was born at 2:20pm. He was kind of a surprise because we thought Sugar was done giving birth. She went outside to use the bathroom and then just just into the bed with the pups. This puppy was the easiest and fastest for Sugar to deliver and came right out!
Color: Brown with Stripes
Weight: 6.225 ounces
Length: 5.75 inches
Sugar is being a great mom to her pups. She knew exactly what to do and handled it pretty well. I promised myself that I would not name any of the puppies since I am planning to place them all in good homes. My vet is going to help me place all of them as soon as they are old enough to be taken away from their mommy.