Two Weeks Old
Two Weeks Old ️
The puppies are two weeks old! Everyone has their eyes open which is so exciting - although their eyes are now fully developed, their sight will be very limited and fuzzy for a while yet. Red Collar was the first to open his eyes, closely followed by Green Collar.
They are still unable to hear, but their ears will start to clear over the next week. We always know when this starts to happen as they start testing their little voice by making growling noises and they wake up when you enter the room.
The puppies spend 90% of their life sleeping and they are fed by Harriet every couple of hours throughout the day and night. Harriet still stimulates them to go to the toilet by licking them and they are still unable to regulate their temperature and huddle together or next to mummy to keep warm.
They wriggle on their tummy to move around as their little legs aren’t able to fully support their weight.
Harriet is still being an incredible mummy. She is so attentive, calm and happy for me to move the puppies around for checks and weighing as long as I put them back safely - her eyes watched over me when I held her pups in the early days and she was anxious if I needed to move the pup away from her, but she is less concerned now.
She spends all day and night with her puppies, but is happy to leave them for a moment to come and say hi and have a cuddle.
We have moved her puppies from our bedroom to the living room and we plan to keep them there for the next couple of weeks before moving them from the whelping box in our living room, to a puppy pen in the games room (the busiest and noisiest room in our house). We normally do this between week 3 - 5 when the pups are more aware of their surroundings and mummy dog is relaxed and has a good routine in place.
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