The Bluebonnet Norfolk Terrier Club does not recommend, guarantee, endorse, nor rate these recommendations or contributors, their kennel or their stock. The purpose of this section is to share the knowledge and experience of breeders who have vast experience in whelping and raising puppies. The tips and tricks below are intended to augment qualified veterinarian care, not as a substitute for qualified veterinarian care of the dam and puppies.
From Ketka KennelsFor a lactating bitch that has insufficient milk for puppies:A shot of oxytocin. However, the bitch often will not recover. If she does it will not be for a few days. I would take those pups and start tubing (feeding) them 100%. Day and night. Get fluids into them sub-q ASAP. For feeding... Rule of thumb is 1cc per ounce of body weight every 2 to 3 hrs. Give electrolytes (CVS brand Pedialyte- plain) to start... then go to formula. My favorite formula is Just Born made by Farnum. Also give a TINY spot of yogurt from the tip of your finger every other day. KEEP THEM WARM! Even if it means taking them from Mom. A cold puppy cannot absorb any food. Potty them at each feeding. Cottonballs... wetted lightly will do the trick. Do not rub but rather hold cotton to the body and message. I know you alreay know a lot of this Joan.... just took the opportunity to share some knowledge.