How long after puppies are born do they need to eat?

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This instinct ensures that they remain warm and that they drink colostrum.

Puppies who fail to nurse shortly after birth may need assistance nursing so that they receive the benefits of this early breast milk.

Puppies should nurse approximately every two hours for their first two weeks of life.

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It's not easy but you shouldn't handle the newborns too much until after their first 2 to 3 weeks of life.

There are exceptions, however, that should signal it's time to intervene and pick up that pup! The puppies' mother usually handle their newborns tasks without any human intervention.

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When Can You Hold Puppies? The first thing most animal-loving people want to do when they see a puppy is hold him and cuddle with him.

However, newborn Puppies should not be held on a regular basis until they reach 3 weeks of age.

they do benefit from human touch though.

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Newborn puppies can be moved as soon as they are born, although they are best left in a quiet, secure place with their mother for as long as possible.

If you need to separate them from the mother dog to move them, they can chill quickly, so moving them must be done with care.

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When Can You Hold Puppies? The first thing most animal-loving people want to do when they see a puppy is hold him and cuddle with him.

However, newborn puppies should not be held on a regular basis until they reach 3 weeks of age.

they do benefit from human touch though.

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There is a long-standing myth that touching newborn animals will cause their mothers to reject them.

In fact, family dogs are often very tolerant of their favorite humans touching their babies.

However, although touching a puppy won't make his momma reject him, that doesn't mean you should do it indiscriminately.

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Failure to resume labor after two hours of stage 3 labor rest) provided unborn pups remain in the uterus.

Failure to deliver a pup within 1 hour after the appearance of a dark green discharge (which indicates placental detachment).

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It's not easy but you shouldn't handle the newborns too much until after their first 2 to 3 weeks of life.

There are exceptions, however, that should signal it's time to intervene and pick up that pup! The puppies' mother usually handle their newborns tasks without any human intervention.

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