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Here is a list of supplies you need to have ready.  Most of these items you will already have in your home, so there are only a few things to purchase.

  • Dental floss
  • Bulb syringe or DeLee Mucus trap
  • Iodine solution
  • Towels  (warm) and paper towels
  • Postal/food scale
  • Hemostat/clamp
  • Latex gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Vanilla ice cream!
  • Notebook and pen
  • Can of commercial puppy formula, syringe, feeding tube
  • Thermometer


You may also need to keep the following ready in case you run into problems and need an unforeseen emergency C-section in the middle of the night:

  • Car plug electricity adaptor plugged into the cigarette lighter
  • Cooler, lined basket, or box to transport puppies
  • Crate for the bitch

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