Breeding healthy and thriving puppies is the goal of every dog breeder. But, to achieve this goal, it's important to understand and monitor the neonatal mortality in your breeding program. Neonatal mortality refers to the number of deaths of puppies within the first three weeks of life and is influenced by various factors, including genetics, maternal care, and environmental conditions. In this blog, we dive into the key elements that contribute to neonatal mortality and provide practical tips and insights on how to reduce it and ensure the success of your breeding program. From proper nutrition and disease prevention for the dam, to effective management during pregnancy and delivery, we cover it all. Read on to learn how to make the future of your breeding program bright.