Make Puppies "Super Dogs": Early Neurological Stimulation for DogsLast updated: July 19, 2019
Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS), also known as the "Super Dog Program", has been used for decades and benefits puppy development in five ways:
- Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)
- Stronger heart beats
- Stronger adrenal glands
- More tolerance to stress
- Greater resistance to disease
The 5 Steps of Early Neurological Stimulation for PuppiesTo 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 puppy's head up
- Hold the puppy's 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
ENS can also be used on kittens. If you have any questions, call us at 800.786.4751.
Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Director of Veterinary Services at Revival Animal Health
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.
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