Great list. The only things I add to this list are my litter journal where I record details about every litter I have, a scale for weighing pups as they are born, and a heating pad and a microwaveable heating disk, along with a clean laundry basket, for keeping pups warm if I need to separate them from mom.Umbilical cord scissors
Puppy ID Collars
Vanilla Ice Cream (calcium)
Ky or equivalent jelly
Hand Feeding Kit
Iodine for umbilical cords
Non slip bath mats
Call ahead to vet to ensure who is available the week pups are due so you will know who to call for emergency
In addition to the above
I have a big styrafoam box with a heating pad in it and towels for transport to the vet if necessary
Deelee mucus trap at whelpwise-better than bulb on tiny pups http://www.whelpwise.com/testing/whelping-supplies.html
Cal Tabs and vanilla ice cream
I use whelping pads and I have a bunch to exchange during labor
Feeding tube to put down pups-french
I have immune frozen plasma also
I forgot the homemade chicken soup. They all get it to get them started eating.I think combined these posts have provided an excellent list on what to have available. The only things I can think to add are a flashlight-if you have to air in the dark, you'll want to watch for puppies. I keep homemade chicken stock on hand to give for a little nourishment and also give the vanilla ice cream. After whelping I give my girls a bowl of warm milk made from equal parts water and canned condensed milk.
I'll have to add that one!Oh.. and I forgot the bottle of wine or two( or substitute your favorite liquid beverage) to open and toast the new Mom and reward the "help" when all is done!!!
Well now if we are talking about what the mid-wife needs - that's got to be a whole different list... no wine or coffee...but lots of Dr. PepperOh.. and I forgot the bottle of wine or two( or substitute your favorite liquid beverage) to open and toast the new Mom and reward the "help" when all is done!!!