Puppy’s First 45 Days – Initial Days Of Building Dog
Initial life of puppy is always a matter of big concern because his overall growth depends upon the initial life. So looking at importance of this we have decided to write Puppy’s First 45 Days – Initial Days Of Building Dog so that maximum people should get benefit from our experience.
We have earlier written some articles and can be beneficial for you:-
These all articles will be very beneficial for you while caring your puppy. Now coming to the today’s topic lets start discussion.
All this process is part of Building A Dog and I hope this will be beneficial for you.
Why We Choose Time Of 45 Days?
In this article we have choosen time puppy’s first 45 days, there is a reason for it. We think that before adoption a puppy should spend minimum of 45 days with his mother so that he can get a healthy start of life. It is an Important Point While Choosing A Puppy.
So in this article Puppy’s First 45 Days – Initial Days Of Building Dog we have taken the time of first 45 days of his life. So this article can be taken as a part of Dog Breeding Success Secrets. So lets start discussion.
What Are The Key Points Of Puppy’s First 45 Days Care?
When we work for desired results we have to outline our actions. These actions are backbone of the desired result and same is true in the case of dogs. Here we have divided the action plan into three parts:-
So for the best desired results we have to work on these basics so that we should get the outcome according to our wish. So lets explore these terms.
Diet always remains one of the most important part of dog’s life, same in the case of a puppy. There are some key factors that you should care about during puppy’s first 45 days, these are discussed here-under:-
# Mother Feeding
Give him as much mother milk as he can consume. Many people take the puppy away from mother at very tender age, this affects his overall growth as the nutrition value that a puppy gets from his mother can never be replaced by any other food product.
This also a reason to keep a puppy with his mother for puppy’s first 45 days. You can also check our article on Importance Of Mother In Puppy’s Early Life for better understand the topic.
Mother feeding should continue upto the time till the mother is producing milk you can introduce other foods to puppies if you think they are not metting their demand.
# Feeding The Mother
A puppy will depend upon milk of mother during his initial stage and he will get the what his mother eats, so it is important to feed her high quality food and she will start to eat almost 4-5 times more than her normal food intake.
# Adding Additional Food
For first 15 days there are little chances to introduce any outer food if the milk of mother is healthy and is without any kind of infection. But when the eyes of puppies will start to open their movement will also increase and their food requirements will also increase.
After 15 days you can start to introduce other food products and after 20 days it is compulsory if the size of litter is big as the milk of mother will not be enough to meet the demand.
There are many food products that can be given to puppies under age of one month, both in liquid and solid state. But I prefer to feed liquid products upto the age of one month i.e 30 days.
# Introducing Solid Food
A puppy of one month old is ready to consume solid food and you can introduce him that too. Now his dependance on outer or external food will increase as the mother will not be able to produce as much milk to meet the requirements of puppies.
Activity and growth will increase and puppy will need more food to meet his requirements. You should introduce best quality puppy starter food. You can take help of our article Analysing Dog Food Content for choosing best food for your puppy.
Upto 45 days a puppy should become reliant on other foods than milk of his mother and it will be the time for his journey to new home.
# Content Of Food
A puppy should start his journey of life with high quality food. Most of his development a dog achieves by 9-10 months of his age and during this time he needs high quality food to meet his requirements.
So a puppy food must have following nutrition value:-
Protien – Minimum 30%
Fat – Minimum 20%
Carbohydrates – Minimum 28%
So the food is the first and one of the most important piller of a puppy’s life and during puppy’s first 45 days he should get the best food.
Whenever we talk about health we always talk about Vaccination. Here too vaccinatiom has great role to play. So lets start discussion on health of puppy.
For his first 6 weeks a puppy depends upon immunity of his mother and 6 weeks is equal to 45 days. Means for puppy’s first 45 days a puppy depends upon immunity of his mother. Now you will ask if the puppy is dependant on mother for first 45 days than why we are discussing vaccination here?
The only motive behind this is to remond you that a mother should get Vaccinated well before her delivery so that puppy can be safe during his first 45 days.
# Vet Check-Ups
Regular Vet Check-Ups are the backbone of a dog’s life. When a puppy born a proper examination by vet is must, it will make you relaxed about the health of puppy and if there is any problem it will also help in early detection.
Early Symptom Detection makes it easier to cure any health related problem easily and fast. So when a puppy born ask your vet to make a check-up and also make a Schedule For Vet Check-Ups to be performed in future.
Deworming is also a must to do task during puppy’s first 45 days. You can also check our article on Deworming Dog to understand this concept further.
Worms are the main cause behind retardation of growth and many other health related problems. So deworming is also a very important part of puppy’s first 45 days care.
# Regular Watch
Keep a regular watch on puppies as any problem during this stage can cause disasters and sudden death. Any problem in any puppy must be reported to the vet and if you think that the problem can also affect the other puppies than it is must to isolate the affected puppy from others.
# Testify The Milk Of Mother
It is must to testify the milk of mother so that if there is any problem that can be cured well in time. If there is serious problem in milk of mother it can even kill the whole litter in one or two days.
So health is also as important as food of puppy during puppy’s first 45 days. Now lets come to our last point ime keeping.
This is the third important point of puppy’s first 45 days care. Although above discussed both points are part of it but here we will discuss about how you should keep your puppy and place of there living. So lets start discussion.
# Whelping Box
Whelping box is very important part of care during initial days. It willsave the puppies from going far and also provide a shield and safe place. You can also provide heating during winter and cooler in summers.
Try to maintain room temperature, too high or too cool is never a good option for your female dog and puppies. So keep in mind to give a temperature that makes them confirtable not shivering or heated.
Also try to keep the place clean and dry. Puppies will do the potty again and again and their bathroom frequency will be too high. Wet and dirty place can cause problems like infection. So keep changing their clothes after sometime.
# Isolated Place
Place you choose to keep the puppies and their mother should be isolated part of your house where human interfare is least. This will save them from unwanted infection and also let their mother feel confirtable.
# Some Place To Play
As the age will grow the puppy will become more active. After the age of 20 days he will need space to play and upto 45 days he will be a very active and if you are having a whole litter than the space will be required more. So keep in mind that puppy or puppies should get enough space to play with increasing age.
So above we have discussed some points related to puppy’s first 45 days care and I hope our article Puppy’s First 45 Days – Initial Days Of Building Dog will help you alot in caring your puppy. For more articles like this keep visiting our site and give your views in comment box.
Puppy’s First 45 Days – Initial Days Of Building Dog