Care Tips (8 of
- Newborn Puppy Tips
- Don't take a newborn puppy away from the mother as soon
as it's whelped. Let the bitch lick the puppy, to distract
her from the pain of the next pup being delivered.
pregnant and nursing bitch will need to relieve herself
much more often than usual. Be prepared to let your bitch
outside frequently. As a precaution, locate the whelping
box in a room without carpet for easier clean-up.
the time approaches to let your puppies go to their new
homes, start putting a few puppies together in a crate
at night. The transition to their new home will be easier
if they are already used to being separated from their
dam when they sleep.
your puppies at least once a day. Massage their feet to
get them used to nail clipping. Roll them on their backs
to teach them to trust people.
your pups carefully to make sure that each one is latching
on and nursing vigorously within 24 hours after birth.