Six Weeks Old
Six Weeks Old ️
My gosh the weeks are just flying by!
We have had a good week, however most of the pups have felt a little under the weather since their vaccination last week. As with all vaccinations, occasionally we have puppies that show signs of not feeling quite themselves. We have been keeping our vet up to date over the phone, but there hasn't been any need to bring anyone in to the practice. They have been far perkier this evening, so fingers crossed they are back on the mend in the next few days.
The pups are thoroughly enjoying their raw food and get very excited when they see me arrive with their bowl for feeding time. Myrtle is still choosing to regularly feed her puppies too which is lovely.
They are all getting to grips with their litter tray, however we are still getting some accidents in the pen, hopefully this week we can turn a corner.
Over the last week we have been regularly playing the pups the desensitising noises - there is always a moment where you’re loading the washing machine and wonder ‘who on earth is setting off fireworks at this time of day!!’ before remembering it is you! The pups sleep right through all the noises we play them, just goes to show you how noisy our family really is!
As the pups now have teeth, we will be introducing new items into their daily diet. We will be offering the puppies different types of raw fruit and vegetables to have a munch on! Carrots and apples are normally well loved in this house.
The puppies had their second bath experience last weekend, these pups really do like to roll around in their food. We like to use natural dog shampoo from ‘Herbal Pet Supplies’. Dogs have different PH levels to us so it’s important that you don’t use human shampoo as it may cause irritation. Finding products for your dog that are either natural or have the fewest amount of ingredients / chemicals is incredibly important. Don't rush out to buy anything though as all of our puppies leave us with a large bottle of natural shampoo in their puppy pack.
The puppies will also be microchipped later this week. A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit which is as small as a grain of rice and is placed just under the skin between the dogs shoulder blades. Once the microchip has been inserted it will remain under the skin of your dog for the rest of its life and won’t need to be replaced. The purpose of a microchip is to hold data which can be retrieved by using a microchip scanner. The information that is stored on the chip will be able to identify the dog and it’s owners contact details, this is specifically helpful if your dog has been found be someone after going missing.
I will register your puppy in your name and contact details before they leave us. You will receive a text or an email just before handover all you will need to do is follow the link they provide to confirm this. If you change home address or your phone number in the future, you will need to go online and change your details (I will provide more details of this in your puppy pack).
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