Useful Neonatal Information

USEFUL NEONATAL INFORMATION

ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURE/BODY TEMPERATURE

 

AGE IN DAYS NESTING BOX TEMP.  (F) NORMAL BODY TEMP. (F)
0-7 85 96-98
8-28 80 99
29-35 75 100.5
35+ 70 100.5

 

 

FEEDING VOLUME

 

WEEK OF LIFE DAILY CALORIC REQUIRED PER OZ BODY WEIGHT
PUPPIES
1 3.75 CAL/OZ
2 4.5 CAL/OZ
3 5.0 CAL/OZ
4 5.5 CAL/OZ
KITTENS
1-2 6.0 CAL/OZ
3-4 8.0 CAL/OZ