All puppies are gaining between 5%-10% body weight per day. This is par for their age, so I’ve proceeded with ENS. Early Neurological Stimulation is a series of  five very short, specific exercises that puppies are subjected to once a day between 3rd and 16th day of life:

  1. Tactical stimulation- 3 to 5 seconds of “tickling” puppy’s toes with a Q-tip
  2. Head held erect 3 to 5 seconds
  3. Head pointed down for 3 to 5 seconds
  4. Supine position – gently holding puppy “belly up” for 3 to 5 seconds
  5. Thermal stimulation- placing a puppy on a cold, refrigerated towel for 3 to 5 seconds

ENS is attributed with:

  • Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)
  • Stronger heart beats
  • Stronger adrenal glands
  • More tolerance to stress
  • Greater resistance to disease

As you can see from some of the photos, Josie is a *very* involved mother. She watches each pup like a hawk.