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Re: Premature Puppy Protocol-I'm wondering...
Most of us have had the experience of a puppy that just didn't seem to be able to successfully suck on a nipple and get filled up or hold on, or on the other hand, have the milk come out it's nose, in spite of the fact that it seemed perfectly capable of sucking on your finger. I'm wondering if that could be because it's lungs are too premature or aren't developed enough to coordinate sucking and breathing.
I don't know if I could get my hands on the dex and I'm pretty sure my vet or the emergency hospital doctor would not take my advice very seriously. However, it's really good to get something solid about tubing v. bottle.