New babe emerging
Mama loving babies
Lucy and pups are doing well, though I will begin supplemental feedings for some of the smaller ones today as she doesn't seem to have a lot of milk and a couple of pups are looking like they are not plumping up. Lucy has also had massive diarrhea -the good news in that regard is that yesterday evening she voluntarily seperated herself from the pups to ask to go outside. (Diarrhea the first few days after birth is not unusal - I've added a bit of pumpkin to her food and hopefully it will clear up soon).
However, she also used the papers beside her box during the night - lots of really putrid diarrhea. If anyone has some good ideas for natural room freshners (that won't affect my allergies or harm the puppies), or lives nearby and has one of the air purifier machine things (what the heck are those called???), I would be grateful! I've been using Pure Ayre, which usually works really well on pet-related smells, but it can't touch what's going on in there. And since pups can't regulate their body temperature for the first couple of weeks, I need to keep the room warm and I can't open windows and doors sufficiently to air it out. Ideas, anyone????