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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Jbab, Nov 8, 2018.


  1. Jbab

    Jbab PetForums Junior

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    hi - our puppies are now 16 days old and doing really well - nice and fat. Out of 5 2 have their eyes open. I have noticed little wees on the blanket but just now was a weird looking mustard like poo. Pretty sure it’s not mum but is it possible that they are starting to Poo without her help now?
    Thanks
     
  2. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Yes. At this stage you would expect the pups to poop without being stimulated by Mum.
     
  3. Jbab

    Jbab PetForums Junior

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    Excellent entering into the messy stage lol! They are just finding their legs and standing! Pretty remarkable considering how tubby they are !
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    I would begin weaning them at weekend.

    Have you wormed them yet?
     
  5. Jbab

    Jbab PetForums Junior

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    Hi - I am arguing with myself about a vet trip this afternoon. Need to talk about worming anyway but one of them is breathing rather rapidly and sometimes not sure if she is panting or a long yawn. I dont mind getting them all checked for peace of mind but worry about other sick dogs at the vets
     
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    If you're concerned about them being exposed to infection in your Vet's waiting room, you can always ask that the Vet sees the pups in your car.

    You do need to begin worming at 3 weeks of age, so you do need advice. It would be wise to have the pups checked, particularly if you think one may be panting.
     
  7. Jbab

    Jbab PetForums Junior

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    Thanks Rafa - I have spent all afternoon with them and all now seems well. I have a pen upstairs and downstairs now to help socialise them - poor Lottie is a bit confused but happy as long as we are with her. I have been to the vets today for wormer and will do them in the morning. I also have an appointment for tomorrow in case but don’t think I will need it. They aren’t really trying to walk around atm so will wean them after they are 3 weeks old
     
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