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Question by Shannon
Submitted on 10/3/2003
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My 2yr old beagle just had puppies and I'm having to supplement with formula because she has killed all but 3 puppies, she had 7. Can anyone tell me what is going on? I'm about ready to strangle my momma dog?!

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 11/28/2003
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If you touched the kittens, then the mother would have eaten them. That's how it goes with mice. For some animals, you have to wait awhile before touching the new born babies.


Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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No one knows the cause but this is not unheard of. I have read of this happening. It doesn't happen too often but I would strongly suggest not letting her have more pups. This is  a perfect reason to spray/neuter. To supplement you have to feed  these pups at least every two hours and you thought you were getting a cute batch of pups to play with!


Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 7/3/2004
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Tanisha is absolutly right. My neighbors had a Pit Bull that had puppies and she delivered 7 live puppies. That night she sufficated one and it died. The next day 2 more died due to the same reason. The next day 3 more of them died. There was only 1 left, that is when my mother and i decided that it was time to help. We ask if we could take the puppy in and see if we could bring it back to health, because wouldn't let it nurse either. We bought some puppy formula and the next morning he was very lively. Unfortunantly they wanted it back, but it did live because they brought it in the house and only let the mother come in to feed it. Although i do not recommend it he lived and was a happy healthy lively puppy.
(Sorry so long)


Answer by Rocko
Submitted on 8/22/2005
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This has happened to me actually, I had 2 jurbles and they had about 18 jurble babies but then only 6 of them were not eaten, this is totally natural but very sad, but i understand your thoughts and you just need to spay or nautor them.


Answer by jen
Submitted on 8/31/2005
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i agree with Shannon.you or something probably touched some of the babies so the mom dog felt that you left a sign that said "this is mine"on her pup.angry with you she probably killed the pups for revenge on you.
P.S.dont strangle the mom dog please


Answer by buggle gum
Submitted on 9/3/2006
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if you had a dog that just had kittens or pups you are not allowed to touch them when there new born or the mama will eat them or kill them so if i were you i wouldn't my dogs or cats little ones


Answer by bob
Submitted on 9/12/2006
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Wait Intel About Three weeks to touch the puppies


Answer by Karen
Submitted on 6/26/2007
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I think you should definetly get the vet to come stay at your house. Have the vet feed the pups and then put the pups in a place where the mommaz dog cannot get at them.


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