Thursday, December 13, 2012

Eyes open

This litter has been the slowest yet to open their eyes.  Typically eyes open between 10-14 days, but it was Day 15 for the first of these pupsters.  About half the pups currently have their eyes open.  This further supports that they were born a bit early and that my calculated due date of Thursday was accurate (pups were born in the wee hours Wed morning before their due date).   Next milestone will be the opening of their ear canals in the next 5-7 days, then all senses will be functional.  On Saturday, I plan to introduce the pups to canned food to start getting their systems used to solid food and teach them how to prehend food and not just suckle. 

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