Chocolate Clan Labradors

To know one is to love one

Week 3

Posted by Pat on September 14, 2019 at 3:20 PM

The pups are continuing on their rapid journey of growth. Eyes are all open. They are walking and sitting. And we have been able to introduce "solid" food. Well the food is actually mushed up puppy food with a lot of water and some puppy formula. They tend to walk in it, get it all over themselves, and sometimes actually eat some. But it is the time when the little ones that might not be able to compete on the teat can actually start to catch up to those big brothers and sisters. Because birth weight is a function of both potential adult weight and placement of the attachment point of the placenta in the uterus. Some really small pups at birth end up being as big as, or bigger than, some of the bigger pups at birth.  This is especially true for our girls. As well the pups are starting to climb, and get big, so we have had to take the hot bottles from inside the pool to the outside. Now that Maggie only goes in to feed them and clean up there is less risk that she might crush one.  She is a very careful Momma. The pups need to be a little warmer still, as they do not fully control their body temperature until 4 weeks.  So still lots to happen.


Categories: Our 2019 Puppies

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