Sept. 20, 2019: Moms to be are doing well

Sept 20, 2019:  Pregnant girls are at week 6.  The puppies inside develop skin pigment and should weigh around six grams.  I am slightly increasing the girls’ dry food – Purina Pro Plan Focus for all stages.

Five Scotties left to groom – Yea!

Sept. 13, 2019: Lots of information

September 13, 2019:  Eight Scotties have been groomed so far.  Several more to go.

Ava and Bonnie are at week five on the pregnancy timeline.  During this time, puppies develop the toes, whisker buds, and claws.  The fetuses look like dogs.  Gender can be determined.  Eyes, previously open, now close.  Organogenesis ends and embryos are now fairly resistant to interference with development.  Fetuses grow from 18 mm – 30 mm.  Moms are getting bigger and nipples are large.

Angus has a serious UTI with rod shaped bacteria, but liver enzymes were not as high as previous test results.  After a few days of amoxicillin, he is much better.  I felt I needed to have his 13 year-old brother, Rob Roy’s,  blood profiled as well.  The interesting thing about both boys is that they had elevated levels of amylase which affects their pancreas.  My vet asked me if I gave them treats.  I gulped and told him they all get one treat at night in their food every evening.  He told me to stop doing that, to let their food be the treat.  The fat content is the issue.  I am not sure if they would eat fresh vegetables and fruits, but I can always try.

Sept. 11, 2019: Prayers

September 11, 2019:  Prayers go out to those who lost their lives, family and friends who are left on this earth, and to all the responders of 9/11.  Your sacrifices will always be remembered.

I ask for prayers for 13 year-old Angus who has an enormous amount of blood in his urine.  Hopefully, bloodwork will show what options to take.  He has been on Hill’s Prescription Diet for the urinary tract for at least five years.  I am also worried about his 13 year-old brother, Rob Roy.  It is hard watching them get older.  I love them all so much.

September 6, 2019: Four weeks

Sept. 6, 2019:  Ava and Bonnie are at four weeks on the pregnancy timeline.  During this phase, puppies develop eyes and spinal cords.  Their faces take shape.  Organogenesis begins, and fetuses are at their most susceptible period for defects.

I will begin adding cottage cheese and eggs to their supper meal.

Bonnie and her new haircut:

 

Brodie, the sire’s, new haircut

August 30, 2019: Week Three

August 30, 2019:  Ava and Bonnie are at three weeks on the pregnancy timeline.  At this point, there is implantation of the embryos in the uterus.  Much more happens at week four.  They are eating well.

I am glad September is right around the corner.  I love the cooler days.  September is a busy month with grooming.  Fall grooming will begin September 3rd.