The pups did great this week and all of them gained around 11-16oz. Jasmine continues to do an amazing job with them always there when they need her. She has started to sleep away from them a little more giving them more space and giving her much needed rest from the pups. Some of the pups are starting to open their eyes and by the end of the week they should all be nearly fully opened. As this upcoming week comes to an end we will start these pups on lapping up milk and slowly work in some puppy food to help keep all their bellies round.
The pups are doing great. They are almost a week old and all of them have gained weight nicely considering there are 12 of them. Jasmine has calmed down and is finally getting some sleep. She is a very good mother and very careful when she lays down.
We have a Dirty Dozen:) We were not expecting to have quite so many pups but we are very thankful that all the pups are in great health and have a full belly of milk. Jasmine started labor at 12:00 and just got done with her final pup at 8:00pm. It was a long day but she did very well for her first litter. She ended up with 6 males(2 blacks and 4 browns) and 6 females(2 blacks and 4 browns). We have never seen such an even litter. Please continue to stay posted for updates in the days and weeks to come.
Jasmine is getting bigger and getting closer to having some pups! We have started to take her temperature to get a base line temp and will continue to monitor the temp twice daily. We anticipate her going into labor around Monday or Tuesday.