Umbilical Cord Care for Newborn PuppiesLast updated: June 03, 2019
In this Vet Minute, Revival's Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Marty Greer, talks about how to care for an umbilical cord on a newborn puppy.
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Video TranscriptWhy is belly button care so important for puppies and kittens? Hi, I'm Doctor Greer, Director of Veterinary Services with Revival Animal Health and in this Vet Minute we are going to be talking about the importance of umbilical cord care in newborns. Puppies and kittens are born with a wet umbilical cord which is vulnerable to bacterial infections. It's easy for bacteria to ascend up the umbilical cord into the abdomen of a puppy or kitten and cause them to pass away unfortunately very suddenly. So instead of having to wait for problems, we want to preemptively treat all of our umbilical cords with Super 7, a product that you can spray onto the base of the umbilical cord to help dry it and keep bacterial assent from being a problem.
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