How to Prepare Your Home for a Foster Puppy

You’ve made the exciting (but nerve-wracking) decision to take on a foster puppy! Congratulations! Now, let’s puppy-proof your home, setup the puppy playpen, and get everything ready for their arrival. How to Puppy-Proof Your Home It’s important to puppy-proof any of the areas that you expect your puppy to be in! It will be easier […]

How to Start Potty Training a Litter of Puppies

For the first two to three weeks of their lives, newborn puppies are unable to eliminate on their own and have to be stimulated to go potty by their mom or human caretaker. As soon as you notice your newborn puppy starting to go potty on their own, you can introduce the concept of potty […]

Bottle Baby Puppies: Common Issues + Solutions

The most common issues (but not typically life-threatening) that pop up when caring for bottle baby puppies include: suckling/urine scalding, crying excessively, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. These issues tend to be related to being under- or over-fed, the equipment, and the milk replacement formula. Suckling and Urine Scalding in Newborn Puppies When bottle babies have […]

How to Bottle Feed a Newborn Puppy

If you need to learn how to bottle feed a newborn puppy, you’ve come to the right place! As an experienced bottle baby foster and medical foster, I have had to bottle-feed and tube-feed my fair share of newborns. I’ve tried to share all of the tips and tricks I’ve accumulated and discovered through those […]

About Christine

Christine Mielke has fostered over 100 dogs and puppies and assisted with countless more through volunteering at local rescues and shelters. She is an experienced medical foster who has worked with cleft palate puppies, dying and premature newborns, and critically ill and injured puppies.