Umbilical Cord Care covers the products you need to effectively manage good hygiene. Whereas many prefer to let the bitch handle the umbilical cord, it is medically advisable for the breeder to do this. Furthermore, we recommend to leave the placenta attached and delay cord clamping for 2-5 minutes (45sec for caesareans). This is because the puppy subsequently gains both blood volume (up to 30%!), as well as blood cells. Optimise this transfusion by elevating and holding the placenta above the level of the puppy, because gravity is your friend. Distract the bitch, and try to make her focus on cleaning and stimulating the puppy.