Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Welcoming SSD Dee's Puppies

There are three new puppies in the SSD program! SSD Dee gave birth to her puppies on Dec. 13.

Dee delivered her first puppy in the wee hours of the morning while she was still relaxing on the couch. After a nice nap, she gave birth to her second puppy at 5:30 a.m., and our whelping team was right there to assist her. When she was having trouble with the third puppy because it was so big, we decided to take her to the vet. Dr. Hann was wonderful and was able to assist the third puppy out. However, the puppy could not be revived. The fourth puppy was born by c-section.

The third puppy who did not survive was buried in a special place at the home of one of our volunteers.

Although Dee is a wonderful mother once her puppies are born, we decided that it would be best for her well-being to have her spayed. We're always excited to have more puppies, but we always consider the health and well-being of our dogs first.

Dee and her three little puppies are doing great. Dee is such an attentive mother! We will be announcing the names of these three female puppies soon.

Thank you to our whelping team and to Dr. Hann at the Palmyra Animal Clinic for taking such good care of Dee and her puppies!

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