When can my puppys give at hand mom?? what just about food?
my dog had puppies on nov 8 she had 8 beautiful puppies but one be a still born i was wondering how old they supposed to be when they leave near mom? whats the youngest they can be? i wanna make sure my mom does not get rid of them to soon when can they be introduced to soft dog food? similar to how old are they when there systems can handle it? i am of late getting a lil worried because she is not with them as much as she was before and dose not agree to them eat as much as she did she is a good mom like keeping them verbs and stuff and she feeds them just not as much as they want her to you no? she even kicked them off of her beforehand when they were trying to eat i just want to engineer sure everything is ok is it normal for them to always be hungry? any give support to would be appreciated thanks you and happy holidays!!
well we feed our dachshund puppies mash when they were 3 weeks old.
The puppies can leave the mom when they are 9 weeks old
First off, don't verbs! Your momma dog kicking the puppies off of her is perfectly normal. I be set to, think about it: If you had eight puppies nursing past its sell-by date of you and whining to you and bothering you all day, you'd get somewhat irritated and need a break from them too. Lol. So this behavior is perfectly normal, particularly with the age the pups are at now.
I recommend starting them off next to soft dog food at about 6 weeks of age. They won't take to it immediately, and that's okay. Just save trying. Also, when you first begin weaning the puppies, mix some cottage cheese in with their softened dog food. This really help.
And as far as when the puppies should leave their mother, it is strictly my opinion that seven to eight weeks or older is a worthy age. Many people let them go around six weeks but this is much to hasty.
Best of luck with your puppies, and happy holidays!
ADDED: Gads! Purina puppy chow is crap. Try something like Wellness, Innova, or Canidae. NO CORN in the ingredients. Think in the region of it.what does corn look like after you poop it out? There's no nutritional value in corn for a dog.
8 weeks old is the minimum. at about 3- 4 weeks make available them dry puppy chow soaked in puppy formula in addition to allowing them to nurse. they should be fully weaned by 6 weeks. at this stage they put away often because their stomachs are small and can only hold a small amount of food at a time.
That's her way of weanning them. Usually they are ready to go at 6 weeks. At 4 weeks you can put some drizzling puppy chow in with them to start eating solid food.
If they are large or medium breed puppies, they can move about to new homes at 8 weeks - not before. In some places, this is the law. For small breed puppies, 12 weeks is best.
You dog is acting typically -it's her way of making them more independent. You can start to try and feed them a little softened puppy food and see whether they are willing to take that. If they are, great, if not, try again surrounded by a few days.