Doberman Puppy Bottle Feeding Recipe
There are times when either your new mother had a very large litter, is ill, has had an emergency c-section or passed during or shortly after birthing that you will need to supplement your puppies by tube feeding or bottle feeding.
We use whole goat's milk (not pasteurized cow's milk) from a local goat dairy, Whole goat's milk is by far the best to use. You can purchase goats milk from a local goat dairy (check craigslist.com in your area) Health Food Stores (they told us about the dairy), Fred Meyer and Walmart both sell evaporated milk, whole goat's milk and evaporated goats milk. Make sure you are using EITHER evaporated milk OR whole goat's milk. Do NOT use sweetened condensed milk or any type of cows milk!
Puppy Formula Recipe:
10 oz RAW Goats Milk
3 oz. sterilized water (baby water OR boiled water that is then cooled). This is NOT needed if using raw whole goat's milk.
1 raw egg yolk.
1 cup of plain yogurt (avoid skim or fat free if at all possible).
1 Teaspoon of liquid probiotics available at http://www.revivalanimal.com/
1/2 tsp Karo Syrup or Corn Syrup (NOT HONEY!)
1 Tablespoon of Coconut oil warmed into liquid form.
Blend 1/2 the milk with the egg yolk, yogurt, coconut oil and Karo syrup in a blender or use a wire whisk. After it's blended thoroughly add the rest of the milk and whiz once.
Place all the Doberman Pinscher puppy formula milk replacement into a clean container and refrigerate.
To use, warm puppy formula to body temperature around 101 degrees in a baby bottle placed in hot water, sprinkle a few drops on your inner arm to make sure it's not too hot! Discard any unused formula.
Make sure to poke a few extra holes in the newborn nipple so the thick mixture flows thru easily, but not so many or large enough holes that you choke your puppy.