Millie and her beautiful brood are all doing well almost 24 hours in. The pups have a clear range in size with 2 very small and one very large boy; the rest are in between. Millie is eating frequent, small, raw meals with lots of calories to facilitate nursing.
The small enclosure helps to keep puppies warm and reasonably close to their mama so finding the teats to nurse doesn't burn too much of their precious energy. At this age, they nurse and sleep, with some necessary but minimal squirming around. Development of a neonate dog is very slow in the first couple of weeks. Pups are helpless; deaf, blind, unable to walk, see, hear or communicate beyond wee cries of distress. Their mother needs to be kept comfortable, calm, well fed, well rested, safe, dry, warm and stress free so that she can do what she needs to so for her offspring.
Every decision Daintree makes is for the health and wellbeing of our cherished moms and their precious bubs. Not one detail is overlooked; not one choice is made that is not in the best interest of the dogs relying on us for everything.