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Vet Minute: Early Neurological Stimulation for Puppies and Kittens

November 29, 2022

Vet Minute: Early Neurological Stimulation for Puppies and Kittens

Last updated: November 05, 2019

In this Vet Minute, Revival's Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Marty Greer, demonstrates how to perform Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) on puppies and kittens.
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Video Transcript

Make your puppies “Super Dogs” with five simple steps. Hi, I'm Doctor Greer, Director of Veterinary Services with Revival Animal Health. Early Neurological Stimulation, also known as the “Super Dog Program”, benefits puppy development in five ways; improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate), stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands, more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease.

To perform ENS, there are five steps. From day three to day 16 after birth, do each of these steps once a day for five seconds.
The five steps are: Hold the puppies head up. Hold the puppies head down, gently, no swinging. Hold the puppy on his back. Put the puppy's belly down on a cool towel. Stimulate the bottom of the foot with a cotton swab.

Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 35+ years' experience in veterinary medicine, with special interests in canine reproduction and pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She's served as Revival's Director of Veterinary Services since 2019.

If you need help, call us at 800.786.4751.