The cure for this must be taken as soon as possible and is really quite
simple. Check all the pups right after birth and every hour or so for the
next couple of days. If you notice a pup that is always on its belly or
beginning to show signs of a flat chest what you do is lay mom down and
put this pup on a good nipple, full of milk, that is next to the floor
of the nest box. It probably wont stay on the nipple at first in anything
but an upright position. After it's on, hanging on for dear life, take
the pup and turn it on its side, holding its entire body and head down.
At first is will resist, but be firm. Make it lie on its side until it
is full, making sure it stays on its side. If the pup lets loose of the
nipple anytime during this process, start over. Do this several times a
day until the pup returns to normal and lays on its side, when that happens
you have just cured swimmer puppy syndrome. Sometimes this only needs to
be done once or twice. But be vigilant until you are sure.
With this course of action you should have 100% success but remember
YOU have to be very observant and very consistent.
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