How are puppies born?

Answer Waiting for your dog to deliver her puppies is an exciting time. You want everything to go smoothly, so knowing when she will go into labor is important. These signs let you know that labor should ... Read More »

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What happens when puppies are born?

The average time for a female dog to give birth--also called whelping--is at least seven hours, according to "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook." Dogs go through three stages of whelping, with t... Read More »

Are puppies deaf when born?

Puppies are blind and deaf when they are born (whelped). They also cannot move around very well and cannot retain body heat well. Puppies are usually whelped 62 to 64 days after breeding.VoicePupp... Read More »

What Causes Puppies to Be Born Dead?

Watching a mother dog bring new puppies into the world is an exciting experience. However, not every puppy lives through the process. In fact, it's not uncommon that one or two pups are stillborn d... Read More »

Are puppies born blind&deaf?

Puppies are not fully developed at birth and are completely dependent on their mother for survival. Their eyelids are tightly shut, and their ear canals are closed as protection for their still-dev... Read More »