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Offline weimlover23

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My weim is still nursing at two!
« on: December 21, 2005, 03:56:38 pm »
My weim nurses on his stuffed babies!  He puts the head into his mouth and sucks away -- he even moves his paws like he is pushing milk out! 

This started the day we brought him home at 7.5 weeks and at the age of 2 he still does it!  Before bed, he always has to find a baby and "nurse" for an hour or so.  It seems to relax him for sure.  Many times he falls asleep with the stuffed animal still in his mouth.

Anyone else have a suckling pup? 

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Re: My weim is still nursing at two!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2005, 03:58:55 pm »
I've had adult cats that do that (usually on my finger or ear lobe), but I've never heard of a dog doing that. Weird. Probably was weaned too early.
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Re: My weim is still nursing at two!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005, 04:03:22 pm »
That is hilarious! :D  I haven't heard of that after so long either.  We took Maggie over to our friend's house last week, and they have a Mastiff that just finished her first heat.  Her nipples are really big right now, and when she was laying down, our 12 week-old pup started trying to nurse on her- but she's not 2 years old!  How funny and cute though.  My cat still does that and he's 2.
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Re: My weim is still nursing at two!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2005, 07:42:56 pm »
My friends dog does the same thing. I know he's over 2 years old. He's done it ever since they got him when he was a puppy. His mother died right after she gave birth, so the puppies were bottle fed. They think that's why he does it. Maybe it's not...hhmmmmmm

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Re: My weim is still nursing at two!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005, 07:59:16 pm »
Hovis is very much the same way although she has a comfort blanket that she suckles.

The funniest thing I came accross was with my old Newf Annie, at that time we had a ginger tom cat as well. They always slept together but we didn't realise that the cat was suckling on Annie until he brought her into milk!

It seemed a bit strange going to the vet for diuretic tablets to dry Annie up and having to explain that we didn't have puppies and it was all the fault of the Tom Cat :D
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Re: My weim is still nursing at two!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005, 11:26:44 pm »
Our Pug/Norwich cross did that and we know she wasn't weaned too early...we got her from our neighbor.