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You should do independant research on what the effect of prematurity is on puppies. I think in cats, kittens born a week early dont usually make it. You will need to know the severity of any conditions and how that will impact the puppy now and as an adult and how it affects you. Ask the breeder how premature the puppy is, if the puppy was able to nurse, tube fed etc, also ask your vet what the potential problems are. My human kids were 30 weekers but had no major medical conditions. They had to be in an incubator at first but basically just needed time and weight gain. In humans the biggest problems are bleeding of the brain, jaundice and weak immune system. I imagine a preemiea puppy would also have a delicate immune system, so be careful not to take puppy where unvaccinated dogs could be, only one vaccination at a time and go to vet first thing in the morning. C You can also try to google information. Good luck.