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Old 04-14-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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Question How fast do puppies grow??

Hi everyone! We have 5 new yorkie pups born on 3/28. They all weighed between 4 - 5 oz at birth. How much are they supposed to gain in the first few weeks? Our biggest one, 5oz at birth, weighs in now at 2 weeks and 2 days at 1 lb 5 oz. So he has gained a whole pound already, lol. Is it possible for momma to nurse them too often? She doesn't stay with them 24/7, but she checks on them every 20 minutes or so and takes care of their needs if they are awake. Thanks

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Old 04-14-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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I have no clue but it sounds like you have healthy babies!! MUST BE SO CUTE! PICS PLEASE! Congrats!!
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Here is a pic of the parents, one of the whole gang, and one of the little girl. They do get more and more cute each day. They listen and look at ya now when you hold them and talk to them. We're loving it. These babies will have so much lovin'.

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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....so precious! Are you keeping all of them? They sure do have tons of love!! Lucky pups!
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No, we already have new mommy for the girl and my brother and his girlfriend are adopting a boy. The others will all go to good homes. There's plenty of time for that, we have them until mid June and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it.

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Cute picts. The pups should gain at least an ounce a day. They need to be weighed everyday. If you see that a pup hasn't gained anything, then you may want to consider supplementing. Pups cannot eat too much. Let them get all of the food and nutrients that they can. Feeding them less will cause complications and can lead to losing a pup. Sure, some people want tinier pups but I'd much rather have a pup that is larger and healthy than a pup that is tiny and sickly. Don't hold nothing back when feeding them. Their little bodies need it.
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Ohhhhhh they are so cute. and Mom and Dad are gorgeous also. You should be very proud.
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Your puppies are so cute.
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WOW, thanks for sharing! They are sooo cute!!!! Pretty Mom and Dad also!
Love all those babies!!!! Glad you are going to enjoy them! They grow up so fast........
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yes... they should be weighed everyday to make sure they are gaining. And if they are eating..... it's really good! Don't think that will eat too much cause they can't! They are adorable!
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Cute picts. The pups should gain at least an ounce a day. They need to be weighed everyday. If you see that a pup hasn't gained anything, then you may want to consider supplementing. Pups cannot eat too much. Let them get all of the food and nutrients that they can. Feeding them less will cause complications and can lead to losing a pup. Sure, some people want tinier pups but I'd much rather have a pup that is larger and healthy than a pup that is tiny and sickly. Don't hold nothing back when feeding them. Their little bodies need it.
I think the pups should gain a few tenths of an ounce per day... if they gained an ounce a day they would be huge by 8-12 weeks old.

I agree with weighing them every day... any significant losing of weight is a red flag...time to see the vet.

They will lose some of their puppy fat once weaned from mom... I think your momma is doing a great job.

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Thanks for all your replies. I think momma dog seems to know what's best. Her pups are just beautiful little things.

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Here is a pic of the parents, one of the whole gang, and one of the little girl. They do get more and more cute each day. They listen and look at ya now when you hold them and talk to them. We're loving it. These babies will have so much lovin'.

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The parents are the exact color of the (pups) parents to be...that I have!!! The babies are gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to have my first litter!!
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