Bubba421- Jack Russell Terrier passed away (sad post)
(Hodgenville, Ky. USA)
My female Jack Russell (Sosha) just died about 3 hrs ago giving birth. I looked down, and there she was. Tongue hanging out, dead with one pup hanging out of her. I made sure she was indeed dead and sadly she was.
So I immediately pulled the pup from her, tore the sack off and cut the cord. The pup is fine. But the rest that were trapped inside her are now burried with my dog in the back yard. I saw no choice but to write them off as part of this tragic loss.
This pup is all I have left. It's the last gift my friend gave to me before she died. I am currently bottle feeding it very regularly off and on slightly warmed watered down 2% milk. I will have to get some pup formula in the morning from the vet when it opens.
I have a pup sitter for it while I'm at work, but I need to know of anything else I can do for this poor thing that would make the transition into this world without its mother any easier. What are the chances I can get this pup to make it through the first 8 weeks? BTW, I have named her "Lucky".
Any and all advice on the a matter would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance.