Do puppies need to be burped?

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Many puppies wiggle around enough to burp on their own, but some need to be burped by hand to prevent gas buildup and colic.

Let the puppy drink until he voluntarily spits out the bottle.

Lift the puppy up against your shoulder as you would a human baby, and rub his sides gently with your hand.


Pet blankets are very cheap so you can provide several.

This gives your dog the option to go to it if they need it.

Dogs act on their instincts and needs, so if they are cold, they will typically do what they can to warm up.

You could play it safe and have a blanket available somewhere for your dog.


They rely on drinking their mother's colostrum after they are born to gain the antibodies they need to survive.

Just to review, colostrum is the first milk the bitch produces in the first few hours after whelping.

In a recent study, 22 Beagle puppies were given colostrum at 0, 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours after birth.


Cuddling goes back to earlier times when dogs needed body heat to keep warm.

They kept warm with each other and with other humans.

Cuddling also takes place right away between puppies and mothers.

This proves that dog's Cuddling is not only beneficial for the dog but also for humans.


Most puppies are born with worms, which is why puppies should be wormed at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks of age, and then every three months for life with an all-wormer.

If you're having problems administering your puppy's treatment, ask your veterinarian for a demonstration during your next vet consult.


Glucosamine for Puppies.

Labs are just one breed that may especially benefit from Glucosamine supplements.

Odds are your young pup doesn't have any joint pain right now.

Getting him started on Glucosamine supplements early on could help prevent the onset of problems and help maintain his bone and joint health.


Grain provides valuable energy to the growing puppy.

Of course, whether with or without grains, it is essential to feed your puppy food which is carefully formulated to their life stage so they consume the right amount of essential nutrients.


Although it depends mostly on the breed, hair length, and type of coat, regular grooming should be done about once a month.

For young puppies and dogs who have never been groomed, more frequent grooming or brushing at home should be done to get the dog used to being handled and to avoid grooming issues into adulthood.

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