A Lesson Learned…

Our dog had a litter of puppies–
It took quite awhile that night.
but 9 had arrived
and all had survived
And (we thought) they were doing alright.

We noticed a few hours later
That most of them needed more heat.
We took them from Mom
And got them all warm,
And each of them something to eat.

Four times within 24 hours
We supplement fed all those pups.
It took a long time
(Don’t forget – there were NINE!)
But we knew it was worth all the fuss.

We lacked the experience and knowledge
To realize that things were not good.
The puppies would cry,
Their mother would try –
She was doing all that she could

Oh no! We were sad to discover
That one of our puppies had died.
Then 2, and then 3 –
Oh WHAT can it be?
And here we thought we had tried.

We gave a quick call to Revival.
They told us the things we would need.
“They’re hungry” they told,
“Dehydrated, cold”
“We will fax you some info to read”.

We frantically gathered our items
And stomach fed each of the 6.
Electrolytes! First
For those that are worst!
Then formula next we will mix.

We weighed them and measured each portion,
By using amounts on the chart.
We fed, wiped and cleaned,
‘Twas endless, it seemed…
The feeding just 2 hours apart.

Keep Oral Cal near for the whelping.
Nuture Mate helps when they come.
Puppy Lyte’s great
To help rehydrate;
Gi Synbiotics after day one.

Foster Care formula for feedings,
Oxy-Momma helps her supply.
Forti-Cal brought
The energy sought…
There’s so many things you can try.

The puppies all seemed to be gaining,
The danger zone now had been passed.
With thanks to Revival
For each one’s survival
The Knowledge they gave us was vast.

We’ve given ourselves an assignment:
We’ll try to help others to learn.
Get fully informed
Before they are born,
And you’ll always know which way to turn!

We received this amazing poem from a Revival customer. She gave us permission to share it on the blog, in hopes it helps other pet owners.

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9 thoughts on “A Lesson Learned…”

  1. Wonderful! So sorry that breeder had to go through such a hard learning experience. Glad the rest survived. Thanks Revival for being there. For them. For me. For all of us who trust and Deleon you all! I have a mama —my Missy—who will deliver pups next week sometime. I have most everything on the list! Ready set go! 🙂

  2. I have a 501c3 Rescue for homeless Rottweilers. Is there any way to get these items donated? We had a litter die before we could acquire all items we needed. Please help us conitnue saving these helpless dogs when ready o give birth. We are Nova Rottweiler Rescue located in Maryland. Please we cannot afford all that we need to try and save another litter. You can email us at: jm_resq@verizon.net Rescue and saving lives to find loving homes. That is our mission.

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