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My dog’s puppies are 2 weeks old, how do I know they are getting enough milk?

It’s important to weigh your puppies every day to ensure there’s daily weight gain–it’s the best way to assess healthy growth. They should be happy and sleeping in between feeds.

At this stage, mums milk should be meeting their needs without the need for additional nutritional support.

From around three weeks, it’s time to start introducing solid puppy food.

Whilst lactating, mum should also be on a good quality puppy food fed on demand, and always have fresh water available.

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