Princess had a litter of puppies (TOTALLY unplanned, thanks to ds1 letting his buddies chihuahua come over while we were out of town)
She did great, all 5 puppies survived and she's nursing like a champ. (and such a great mommy!)
The puppies were 3 weeks old on Friday, they've been wormed, and our vet has said we need to do it every 2 weeks until we find them forever homes.
My question is this, 1 of the puppies has been trying to get into the food bowl, but he has no teeth yet. At what age should I let them start eating puppy food? (I know to make it a mush, just not sure what age)
Also, what size exercise pen should I get to keep them in? We have them in a kiddie pool right now with mom, and that's worked great soo far.. but I'm sure it wont keep them contained much longer.
Thanks so much for any advice, this is all new to me.
Here is their 3wk old picture.. their mommy is the one in my avatar (and the one in the front of my sig picture)
They are 4.5 weeks, and they will go looking for the kids if we put them down next to them, but their not holding them. It is too cute! They are definitely destined to be lap dogs.
They really favor their mama a lot. Most of them are getting the black spots, and a few have the belton/ticking.
May I introduce to you...
the snuggler of the bunch
(He really is sweet, the kids named him because of his stripe)
who loves playing with Auntie Jewels
another fan of Aunt Jewels
, the softest of the bunch