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Milestone questions

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by clairescunny55, Jul 28, 2009.


  1. clairescunny55

    clairescunny55 PetForums Member

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    When you have a litter, what are the milestones? i mean at what age do they open their eyes, start to walk, wean etc. just curious :) xx
     
  2. pommum

    pommum PetForums Senior

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    My pups are usually around 2 weeks old when they start to open their eyes, they start to find their feet at about 3 1/2 weeks and start toddling round at about 4 weeks, this is also when I start to introduce them to RC starter with warm puppy milk on and mushed up they love climbing round in their first couple of meals and making an absolute mess but it's so facinating to watch them go from tiny little helpless mouse like creatures to walking fuzz balls in our breeds case.

    take care
    Sarah
     
  3. Dingle

    Dingle PetForums VIP

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    Eyes start opening around 2 weeks... this is when worming & weaning should start.
    By 3 weeks they will be trying to stand up...:)

    imo...;)
     
  4. DevilDogz

    DevilDogz Guest

    Ours have always opened theres eyes at 2weeks or just over!! Yep we start worming at 2weeks.But dont start to wean till just after..and some times they still dont lap up them selves!

    Start to stand at 3weeks and toddle about...its so cute :eek:
     
  5. wooliewoo

    wooliewoo PetForums VIP

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    when the eyes open and pups start moveing thats when the fun starts as i found..... mum steps back at that point and leaves the mucky jobs to me and spends time feeding and washing her pups:rolleyes:

    Pups are weighed daily untill approx 10 days then every other day

    Weaning depends on the pups really some will be ready before others, my last lot were nearly 3 weeks when they started on puppy porridge

    As said worming is every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age
     
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