When will the puppies open their eyes? Timing and advice
Newborn plush puppies can not help but touch. Watching their swearing is loved by most people. But not all the owners know what to do with them at this time and how to help the mother. Many people, first encountered with the offspring of their dogs, are wondering when puppies will open their eyes.
The first days after the birth of the kids should be kept in a warm place. It is especially important to do this first day, until the dog does not have milk. After this, it is important to make sure that all the puppies have the same milk. To distinguish a well-fed and hungry kid is very simple: those who do not have enough food, squeak, sleep badly, eat plenty and sleep peacefully.
For humans it is strange that puppies are born with closed eyes and auditory aisles. They can not even defecate on their own - this is what their mother helps to do by licking their soft tight belly with their tongue.
In order for the mother to successfully cope with the care of her own cubs, she also needs to ensure proper care, enhanced and full-fledged feeding, maximum attention. In order for the puppies to get all the vitamins and nutrients they need, in the forage of an adult dog all these substances must be present in a double size. It is necessary to additionally give the dog vitamins and various top dressings to make up for the loss of the substances given to the puppies.
When will the puppies open their eyes? Most often this occurs between 10 and 16 in the afternoon. But still a puppy is not a mechanism, each of them, like any other living thing, is individual. For this reason, the timing of the opening of the eye, even in the young in one litter may differ.
Sometimes it happens that the discovery takes place in 20 days. In most cases, the prolonged period of blindness is not a blemish and does not affect the further development of the puppy. However, if this does not happen for a long time, it is better to seek medical advice from a doctor. Immediately after the puppies open their eyes, they begin to move their heads, surveying the surrounding space. Venerated vision gives the puppy freedom, he tries to find a place more comfortable, from which it will be seen as much as possible. In addition, he sooner than his blind brothers and sisters, learns about the approach of the mother and has time to take the best place in the breasts.
The auditory passages of a newborn dog are closed even longer than the eyes. When the puppies open their eyes, they will remain deaf for about a week. Gradually, the auditory aisles open, filling the life of the puppy with unknown sounds.
It is very important to ensure that hearing appears. Of course, it is more difficult to do than to see the open eyes, but still a test is needed. You can take the puppies one by one and make different sounds, being behind his back. If the kitten reacts, then everything is in order, the auditory passages are open. If you did not wait for the reaction, and enough time has passed, you should contact the veterinarian. With the help of special instruments, a specialist will determine whether to wait yet or it's time to take serious measures to eliminate deafness.
Still, do not worry too much - for most puppies the ear canals open themselves.
"When are the shepherd puppies opening their eyes?" - this question is often asked by inexperienced owners. Owners of dogs should know that the terms of "insight" do not depend on the breed. This affects only the individual characteristics of the dog, which the owners do not suspect. Therefore, to see the kids of this breed begin at the same time, when the puppies of York open their eyes, as well as the children of the spaniel and even the courtyard kittens who live in the box on the street. Namely this miracle happens from 10 to 16 days or a little later.
If there are newborn dogs in the house, we must not forget that at a time when puppies open their eyes and ears, they need more attention. If blind and deaf clumps could lie on the bedding for days on end, now they will begin to crawl, explore new territories, can even climb into the most unexpected places. Therefore, it is necessary to fence off the angle in which the puppies can freely crawl, not subject to any dangers and without disturbing the owners.
Soon after the eyes of puppies are opened (in 2-3 weeks), it will be time for them to look for a new house. Therefore, try to ensure that by this time the dogs were as independent as possible and transferred their separation from their mother and brothers / sisters as easily as possible.