Four Weeks Old
Another week older and growing at a rapid pace!
Everyone is well and oh so gorgeous! They are now pottering around, although still a little wobbly and face plants are quite common. They look far more like little doggies now instead of scrunched up baby bundles and they are becoming more aware of their surroundings and new things. Their ears are now clear and although their eye sight can take up to 8 weeks to fully develop, they are far more aware of new things and are recognising faces and people.
The puppies still spend most of the day asleep (between 18 and 20 hours a day!). Smudge still chooses to spend most of the time with her pups, especially during the night. The pups have also now had a three day course of wormer, which I can honestly say they hated!
As you may have spotted in last weeks videos, we introduced them to a litter tray and we will continue to teach them how to use it over the weeks that they are with us. Hopefully in a couple of weeks the puppies will have mastered this and will be doing their wees and poos in the tray. We have been using litter boxes with our litters for a few years now (instead of puppy pads on the floor) and have seen a positive difference in our puppies when it comes to future toilet training outside.
The puppies and Smudge have been booked to go to the vets for a heath check and Parvovirus vaccination on the 10th of June, this will be when they are 6 weeks old. The puppies will then be seen again by our vet when they are 10 weeks old for a final health check and their Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus vaccination.
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