The first three months of life are of particular importance for the life of the puppy. Discover what are the anomalies that can arise are, and what should be the normal behavior of the mother with her cubs.
Features newborn puppies
Puppies are born with eyes and ears closed. They do not walk, but rather crawl. The hind legs move almost not only mobilize for warmth with the front legs.
Both the nervous system and muscle are not fully developed, and newly formed end with the passing days.
Just born puppy usually begins to crawl in circles looking for a source of heat. Keep in mind that, being lactating mammary stem area is hotter than the rest of the body, and from that place the puppy is mobilized.
Newborn puppies open their eyes between 10 and 15 days of life , but sometimes take a little longer. But that will not mean taking off the lids to see clearly. From the 25 days begin to define images.
They can perceive loud sounds about 20 days, until that period have no notion, through sound, what happens around him.
If the mother does not give heat or care, pups emit sound signals, which are known as the “groans of distress”
Feeding the lactating dogs
The first days only feed on breast milk, they receive antibodies with her to fend viral diseases. A dog with vaccinations for puppies will more antibodies than anything that has expired.
When the mother has insufficient milk or litters (babies) are very numerous, from day 12 or 13 can be given to puppies mush food type, besides continue nursing. In normal cases, it is providing a good balanced begins approximately 20 days, when the amount of milk the bitch begins to decrease and the puppies need more food.
During lactation, as is a period of great wear, the dog should get balanced food of very good quality (often given food for puppies because they are richer in protein), and the entire amount that the dog wants. Unlike the time of pregnancy, it is necessary to take care to not overfeed from reaching the delivery Overweight.
Dog care to newborn puppies
When the dog licks the newborn does it with enough energy, even the rolls on the floor. This is to mobilize the puppy and exercise their muscular system. In addition, the licks that made on the belly and around the sphincter of his sons are to stimulate urination and defecation. It takes place in the first three weeks, although some puppies begin to mobilize their digestive and urinary system a little earlier. Anyway, good mothers continue to clean the puppies for longer.
If the dog does not perform this task or fails to do so soon, with a cotton swab dipped in warm water and squeezed should massage the genital and perineal area of puppies, to help relieve himself. This work should do so every two or three hours after the puppies have finished nursing, and even the dogs do not need help to meet their physiological functions.
With these simple explanations you will help your pet to raise their young children , who soon will become part of your family.