We also are having a problem with several puppies. Three of them have a belly rash diagnosed as pyoderma by the vet. The treatment is to apply Betadine several times a day. I sure hope it works as the pups will be going home in less than two weeks.
Helen is being worked to the max as she will not let me take a turn on night watch. I have to have an iron infusion tomorrow and again next week, so Helen doesn't want me to do too much until she feels I'm OK. I can see that the rat race she's in is running her down. She has the pups from pre-dawn 'til late at night, then she gets up in the middle of the night when they want more food or water. I admit that I have no stamina, but I am capable of taking the night shift. I DO get some sleep and I certainly feel well enough to help more than she allows.
I just had to check the pups because it was quiet. All is OK. They're just sated from food and water.
Enough for now.