Newborn puppies: they’re small, they’re cute, and they’re downright fascinating.
Fascinating Facts That You May Didn’t Know About Newborn Puppies
They Develop over a Short Period of Time Puppies develop and grow inside their mother’s womb for approximately two months.
They Double Their Weight in a Week
Puppies can’t see or hear for the first two weeks of their lives, but they can make puppy noises.
They Sleep and Eat a Lot
They Can’t Eliminate Waste on Their Own Newborn puppies rely on their mothers to stimulate them to go to the bathroom.
They Need to Keep Warm Temperature is an important factor for newborn pups. puppies can’t regulate their own body temperature very well. Ideally, they should be kept in a setting of 75 degrees at 80 percent humidity so their bodily processes can function normally.
They’re Born with Fur and Nails but No Teeth
They Are Fast Learners As newborns, puppies will scoot and crawl around. Between 3 and 12 weeks of age, they will really start walking and improving other motor skills (including wagging their tails).
Puppies are most vulnerable to illnesses like parvo and distemper around 4 to 12 weeks of age,
They Benefit from Family Time A newborn puppy should not be separated from his mother and littermates before 8 weeks old and can stay for up to 12 weeks. Separating a puppy too soon can affect his health and growing immune system. “By keeping puppies with their mother, they are less likely to be exposed to infectious diseases,”
They Require Proper Socialization “Puppies need to recognize and interact with dogs and other species, such as humans and cats.
They Need Vaccinating and Deworming Once puppies are adopted and living in their new home, pet parents should take them for their first vet visit at approximately 8 weeks of age