Love to see the puppies grow, but it seems so fast. They were just beans two weeks ago, and now they walk, and talk, and do the two p's all on their own. Maggie is still nursing, but she doesn't spend much time in the nursery. The pups have teeth now!
So with all this growth, we had to move the pups out of the whelping pool and into our "temporary" nursery. As we only have a litter every two or three years, we have not yet set up a full time nursery area. But this is the third litter that has been born and housed in the upstairs master. We set up a paper area where we hope the pups will do their business, an open Nesting area where they can eat (Maggie can feed them), and then the kennels. These pups have taken naturally to the kennels and we often find them hunkered down in one of them having a nap. The kennels generally stay clean, but these guys love to pee on the Nesting area. The paper is well used too, so they are getting it, just not consistently.
Friday was our second deworming day. So each pup got a dose of Strongid (a liquid). It is easy to administer. Worms are a chronic issue with pups, as they get them from their dam in the womb. So despite our monthly treatments of our girls, they still pick up worms from those delicious things they find to eat on our walks. As they grow, a monthly dewormer may be recommended by your vet. As well, at least on the Prairies, in the summer months a tick medication will probably be recommended.