FIRST WEEK


The puppies are born eyes and ears closed, there’s not much brain activity, they basically just respond to the instinct of sucking and the need to stay warm (they don’t have the ability to keep their body temperature, so they need to stay near to each other or to mum, to keep their body warm)

They spend the day at the milkbar or sleeping.

From day 3. we start the early neurological stimulation:…..”too much stress at this age has a negative effect on puppies, but research (Fox.Scott and Fuller) has shown that newborns can respond to thermal, tactile and motor stimulation. Mild form of stress create many changes in newborns including changes in electrical activity in the brain, muscle tension, and changes in oxygen levels and breathing. When tested later as adults, the stressed dogs were better able to withstand stress  than their non stressed littermates. “…. (from an article published in the Dewclaw Summer 2002 by Kathryn Lanam, republished in the book “another piece of the pozzle-puppy development” by Pat Hastings and Erin Ann Rouse, Editors)

 

PUPPIES 3 DAYS OLD

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PUPPIES 5 DAYS OLD

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PUPPIES 6 DAYS OLD

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