unknown facts about newborn dog pups

The newborn puppies are the little ones, the sweethearts and the downright fascinating.
The first few days of a dog's life may not be full of action. But there are some things parents and dogs need to know in order to ensure that these baby pups turn into healthy, happy dogs.

Short - term Developments.
The puppies develop and grow in the wombs of their mothers for about two months. This is the normal gestation period for dogs. In the sense of development, "a newborn puppy is no different from a premature child.

* Short-term weight gain.

Their healthy size and weight depend entirely on their race. However, on average, it was determined that all new born babies had doubled their birth weight after the first week.

They do not see and hear.

Babies can not see or hear in the first two weeks of their life, but they can make noise. The mother dog walks the placenta to warn them and signals them. In about 10 days, they will start to open their eyes, even if they are not fully developed yet. Interestingly, all puppies, eyes come to the world with a blue-gray color. True eye colors turn into normal color after about 10 weeks depending on the race. The ears of the newborn puppies are closed for up to 14 days. They begin to hear from the 15th day.

* Excessive Sleep and Multiple Nutrition.
Newborn puppies are attracted by eating a meal in two hours. Without the visual organs active, the pups use their reflexes and instincts to find the breast tip of their mothers.
They sleep 22 hours a day and feed for 2 hours in total for 4 hours.

* Extremely hot.


Temperature is an important factor for newborn puppies. The babies can not regulate their own body temperature very well. They must be kept at a humidity of 75% and a humidity of 80% in order for the digestive system, the immune system and other body processes to function normally. While the puppies are 3 to 4 months old, they begin to lose their baby teeth to remove adult teeth.

* Quick Learnings.

Like newborns (humans), puppies are also curious and enjoy exploring. At 3 to 12 weeks they begin to develop motor skills (including swinging their tails) like babies (people).

* They are defenseless against diseases.

It is stated that dogs are caught most 4 to 12 weeks of disease, such as parvo and distemper. Newborn puppies are more likely to be dependent on their mothers in the first three weeks of life, before or after birth. Unfortunately, in large numbers, the puppy is dying from exposure to the herpes virus.

* Mother's Preference

A newborn puppy should not leave her mother and other offspring before the 8-week cycle. It should stay together with mother and other offspring until 12 weeks. It may weaken the health of the puppy very early and the immune system. It is seen that the probability of exposure to infectious diseases is lower by keeping the pups together with their mothers.

* Socialization

When it comes to growing a baby, the process is not just about health. It is also a critical period of socialization for pups aged 3-14 weeks. The puppies must meet and interact with other species such as dogs, people, pets. Since it is a period of rapid brain development, it is advisable to start socializing for 3 weeks. At about 4 weeks, the offspring start to play in groups.

* Vaccine and Moisture Requirements

Once the puppies have been delivered to their owners, the pet owners must take the puppies to the veterinarian for approximately 8 weeks. Intestinal parasites are common in pups. Keeping the flora in a clean environment can prevent parasites. All the offspring must be checked for parasites to veterinarians. The puppies must also have their first vaccinations during this time.

As a result, dogs are known as the most loyal animals in the world. We humans are averse to them to own and love these animals that are so warm and possessive of human beings.
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