Whelping cheat sheet
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Normal Vital Signs

Temperature
0-14 days 94-99 f
15-28 days 97-100 f
35 days 101.5 f

Respiration
Birth 12 bpm
7-35 days 20-30 bpm
Adult 10 - 30 bpm

Heart rate
Birth : 120 - 130 bpm
7 - 35 days:  up to 100 bpm
12 weeks :  70 - 100 bpm

Birth weight: 10 -  24 oz
 for golden retrievers

Emergency Drugs

Oxytocin/pitocin
dosage for pitocin/Oxytocin 0.5cc for golden retrievers.
Calcium Gluconate - 1ml/10lbs or 0.5-1.5 ml/kg
Dopram (Doxapram HCL) is a general CNS stimulant used for mainly for respiratory stimulation during or after general anesthesia, and also used in C-section neonates to initiate  or stimulate respirations
Dosage for neonate: 1 - 2 drops under tongue, or 0.1ml IV in umbilical vein.
Glucose
Epinephrine: all species-0.1 mg/kg

 

my marking order
I use red nail polish for girls and
blue for boys

RS -right shoulder
LS - left shoulder
RH - right hip
LH - left hip
H - head
T - tail
NM - no mark
B - back
RF - right foot
LF - left foot

Emergency phone Numbers

VET :
Whelping helpers :
PIZZA delivery :

Supplies
Hemostat x2 - for clamping cord
Iris scissors
iodine
dental floss/thread - for tying cord
Novasan ( surface disinfectant)
alcohol
betidine
clip board
pens/pencils
stethoscope - pediatric
scale
calculator
Supplies
Gloves
nutrastat ( glucose )
meds - DOPRAM, PITOCIN
suction ( bulb or de-lee )
heating pad
heat lamp
Thermometer - dog
Thermometer - room
wash cloths/towels
paper towels
blue pads
trash cans/bags
newspaper
Supplies
cotton mattress pads ( whelping  box liner of choice )
tape measure
syringes 1cc/3cc for medications
syringes 35 cc oral ( for tube feeding )
feeding tube - 10 french
puppy formula
Collars
Blue Butterfly - f
Spring Squares - f
Cherries - f
Hearts - f
Ivy - f
Collars
Diamonds - m
Mouse - m
Watermelon - m
Sailor - m
Bandana - m
Irish - m
Collars
Busy Bee - f/m
Ladybug/Beetlebug - f/m
Chili/Salsa - f/m