Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:15 AM PDT
Caring for puppies can take a lot of time and energy, but the bonding between pet and owner during this time is also very rewarding. Newborn puppies are delicate, little creatures and should be primarily cared for by their mothers. Caring for a puppy after it has left its littermates and brought home is a fun and loving time. As your puppy begins to grow, you will need to ensure your puppy is getting proper exercise and nutrition. Puppies should be in the care of their mother until they are fully weaned, or about eight weeks old, depending on the breed. During this time, the best thing you can do is ensure the mother is properly cared for. This means making sure the mother feels safe and protected, is given nutritious food, and has access for fresh, clean water. Once the puppies are weaned from their mother, they can be brought home. The first couple nights at his new home, a new puppy may whimper at night because he misses the comfort of his mother and littermates. You should ma...
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