Its been a sad day .... My sisters staff bull terier has had her pups 2 weeks early,she had them y'day while me and brett watched...My sister has lolas dad and another bitch called sandy (which is not lolas mom)
The pups were fine apart form two of the bitches which both had cleft pallets...the pups were not formed properly...they had the signs of cleft pallet although we couldnt tell as the mom wouldnt let us touch them..
Was at my sisters just now and one of the bitches who was not formed properly stopped moving and brett said we should look at her ,my brother in law picked her up and she took her last breath...at that my only instict was to try and revive her,she went dead cold instantly within a mintute...but anyways(im pathetic i know)but i cant help it i gave the pup mouth to mouth and was moving her chest gently...she gave 2 deep breaths but then no more i did have hope when she breathed for me
i looked at her and she did have a cleft pallet,the roof of her mouth and her throat were not formed and she either died of hunger cus she couldnt suckle or couldnt breathe properly
this tiny little ball of fur was dead...and ive had to bring her home and bury her in the garden underneath my well so lola dont dig her up,my sister had no where to bury her
the worst thing was when the mom was pining for her and i gave her back for 5 mins..Sandy put her head over her thinking i was gona take her away again and washed and licked to her hearts content...until finally she accepted it and knew...she pushed the pup away to tend to the others