Newborn Puppy Care


Owning a puppy and welcoming them to the family can be an exciting and rewarding journey for any pet parent. While it is indeed incredible to get a cute little pup home, providing them with care and nursing can be a challenging task

Puppies have specific nutritional needs during their first two years that adult dog food simply cannot provide. And pups must receive all the nutrients required for healthy growth and development. By choosing one of our high-quality, complete and balanced puppy foods, you’re giving your pup the right puppy care and nutrition it needs. Our range of puppy food is specially designed to help you meet a newborn puppy’s unique care requirements.

At the same time, mother dogs too require optimal care, regular check-ups, and quality nutrition right from the period of pregnancy to several weeks post whelping. If you plan on whelping at home, we recommend staying in constant contact with your veterinarian who can monitor and assist with the procedure. Once every newborn puppy has made their way into the world, it is important that you provide the right puppy care instantly. And do not forget to care for the new mother with the best post-natal care possible. Here’s are a few things to keep in mind when caring for your little furry friend.

How much to feed?

Which is the best food for my puppy? How much and how often should I feed my puppy? These are a few general questions people ask while taking care of newborn puppies. In fact, most puppy parents look for articles on newborn puppy care online. To ensure you provide the right puppy dog care to your new canine companion, you must connect with your veterinarian as every breed is different. You must bear in mind that puppies have a small stomach and a huge appetite. And they need to eat a lot of food in relation to their body weight in order to grow into lively and healthy dogs. But until your puppy’s stomach grows, it will need to have several small meals a day. The directions on the tin, pouch, or bag should help you get the right portion size. If your puppy is not finishing their bowl within 20 minutes, you’re probably giving them too much food.

What to feed?

Puppies need special food that meets their daily energy requirements. They need four times more protein than a human baby. Some dog parents make homemade foods for their pets. But it's difficult even for an experienced breeder to get the nutritional balance just right. The best thing to do when taking care of a puppy is to get it used to eating prepared foods right from the very start. Proper nutrition allows your pup to reach its full genetic potential. However, do avoid overfeeding as this could result in bone anomalies, which are common in puppies of large/giant breeds.

House training, socializing and medical care

House training is one of the first things you will teach your new puppy. Though some puppies catch on earlier than others, this process can sometimes be quite arduous. You should begin house training as soon as you bring your puppy home but remember that the process requires patience. Since puppies generally cannot control their bladders and bowels, following the puppy-care prerequisites from the beginning can help your puppy get into a routine easily.

FAQs on newborn puppy care

How do you take care of a newborn puppy without a mother dog?

It is very important to take the puppies to a vet as early as possible and check their current condition. Provide them with a warm and safe nesting place. You might have to feed puppies by hand throughout the day to ensure proper nutrition and hydration. Without the pup’s mother's presence, orphaned puppies are susceptible to dehydration, diarrhea, and other medical problems. Hence, it is important to keep an eye on them at all times. A vet’s advice is essential for optimal care.

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