What happens when puppies are born?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

How big are West Highland White Terrier puppies when born?

West Highland White Terrier puppies are quite small at birth. They range in weight from a low of about 3 1/2 oz., to a high of around 6 oz. A healthy puppy will add 10 to 15 percent to its weight e... Read More »

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What happens to the umbilical when the baby is born?

Soon after birth the umbilical cord is clamped about 7 to 10mm from the infant's abdomen, the cord is then cut, separating the new born from the placenta. The baby will wear a cord tie or a plastic... Read More »