Martha Is A Mom Again

May 9th, 2019

It’s been a bit crazy since Martha’s little babies arrived!
 
She had a c-section on Thursday morning and after that, she struggled to bond with her puppies. In some cases, mother dogs may not be accepting of their puppies after a c-section. Because the mother dog is prevented from naturally delivering the pups, the normal olfactory, visual and tactile stimuli that lead to bonding are thwarted and failure for an early bond between mom and pups can have consequences.

She woke up from a c-section and was suddenly a mom! Shock to the system, isn’t it? Not surprisingly, in some cases, dogs who undergo c-sections may have a hard time accepting her pups. We were lucky she was cleaning the puppies from day one.
New-born puppies have digestive systems that are still getting used to being used so they aren’t able to urinate or defecate without a bit of help. Martha was on the ball when it came to taking care of the needs of her little ones (I’m talking about when it came to peeing and pooping). She licked their private areas to stimulate the actions and then she also licks them again later to clean up her puppies so they aren’t rolling around in their business.

We’re still helping her feed them every hour though. She goes to their pen, then we roll her on her side where she relaxes and they feed on her. Sometimes we have to hold them as they can’t reach the top row. The first few days we also gave them a bit of extra ‘energy drink’, recommended by our friend Sue, who breeds Alaskan Malamutes. It’s called Magic Mixture… here’s the recipe just in case you need it one day!
Magic Mixture

❤︎ 4 oz boiling water
❤︎ 4 oz evaporated milk
❤︎ The yolk of an egg
❤︎ 1 large teaspoon of glucose powder – we didn’t have this powder so I used local organic honey.

Essential oils also came to the rescue… AGAIN! I’ve been using rose essential oil for Martha to inhale. The rose has been traditionally called the “Queen of flowers” and in aromatherapy, rose essential oil is called the “Queen of Oils”. Many essential oils have an affinity with particular organs, and rose, thanks to its feminine qualities, has a powerful effect on the uterus. It’s therefore helpful with emotional disturbances that are linked to the reproductive cycle. 

I’ve been using tuning forks as well. To be honest, together with essential oils I use tuning forks for everything. C 256 Hz + G 384 Hz tuners are one of the strongest combinations of therapy tuning forks. It opens the way to greater awareness. By perceiving these two vibrations, we balance the nervous system and connect the body with the mind. Within thirty seconds we enter into a state of deep relaxation equating to a 30 – 45 minute meditation.
 
These two together keep me in a calm and awake state even if I don’t get much sleep these days. It’s a sound that can psychically bring us to a state of joy, pleasure, and harmony and through which we can align our chakras and balance our energy.
 
On a physical level, they are known to…

❤︎ Promote oxygenation and cell growth 
❤︎ Nourish tissues
❤︎ Increase haemoglobin
❤︎ Relieve a cough
❤︎ Relive rhinitis
❤︎ Stabilize the menstrual cycle
❤︎ Alleviate climacteric manifestations
❤︎ Adjust blood pressure
❤︎ Relieve muscle tension and fever

Therapy with these tuners is very useful in children and adults with the following diagnoses too: depression, stress, addiction, nervousness. ADHD, ADD, autism, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as many more.

BUT… now I am off to feed the puppies… again🙈

Jitka xx

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When we got home from the hospital with our new arrival it was clear that Perri, one of our miniature poodles, maternal instincts kicked in and went into overdrive. She was immediately acting like a mother separated from her pups and just wanted to care for the ‘naked puppy’. She has a history of being so motherly, even to the point that she has produced milk for puppies that aren’t hers even before she had a litter and has mothered every type of animal she could. She was panting, pacing and unable to relax for long at all. She could whine for England!

We tried other herbal remedies we had at hand for a previous anxious dog and nothing worked at all. She stopped eating and stressed herself into overheating too. Her stress was starting to impact the other dogs and she just couldn’t unwind. No matter if we worked off her energy with a walk and she wasn’t even interested in her usual mind games or call games. We also couldn’t offer long-lasting treats and chews too often as they gave her an upset stomach.

As soon as the Calming Floral Spray arrived I gave the bed a spritz and put some on her coat and the change was instant. She just got on her bed and fell asleep. She stopped panting and barely whines now, started eating again and she only does a bit of whining if the baby cries. We have now been able to positively reinforce her calm behaviour. I honestly can’t recommend this enough to people.
Natalie Griffiths