Why does a mother dog kill her own puppies at 5 weeks old?
This is very abnormal behavior for a female dog. Potential causes include behavioral problems in the mother, frank starvation of the mother or major deformities in the puppies. Regardless of the cause, this female should not be bred again - spaying to prevent future pregnancies would be a good idea.
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u can give it evaprated milk wit a scrambled egg and yogert mixed all together
If the puppy is only 5 weeks old, it is most likely going to be drinking milk from it's mother. BUT, if it is away from it's mother, feed it wet food. You can get puppy wet fo…od at most of your local pet stores- Petco, Petsmart, etc.
no she will take care of them until there ready to move on.
wrong you have to separate them for a couple weeks or moths then see how it turns out put them back together if the mom try to kill one then you really need to call the vetena…rian and then they will talk about it with you That, I think, is called Wrong.^ The puppies should NOT be separated from their mothers at any time. They need the milk, because of the nutrients in it. Unless the mother actually lets you squeeze milk out of her nipples, They should not be separated. If the mother tries to kill a puppy, that means that either something is wrong with the mother, or she is using her intuition and predicting that something is wrong with the puppy. You would need to call the vet to see what is wrong. Hopefully nothing would be wrong, but you'd know. Like I said, call the vet just to be on the safe side.
to be stern from the beginning
2nd Answer: At 5 weeks, you can use a good name brand of dry puppy food and soften it first by letting it sit in some warm water. Then give to the puppy as a softened gruel.… If you want to add some type of milk to it, use canned milk, mixed one part water to one part canned milk or use a regular puppy milk replacement such as Esbilac. Never use cow's milk as causes diarrhea. That is all that is needed to feed a 5 week old puppy. Offer food to the pup at least 4 times a day. The dry puppy food has more calories in it than canned puppy food. Just soften it up first and as the puppy gets older, then you can offer it just the dry puppy food, but be sure to use a good name brand, not some cheap grocery store puppy food. 1st Answer: you can feed your puppy tin puppy food , cooked chicken things that are soft to chew and puppy milk as well is needed with every meal , Don't feed them hard biscuits as their digestive system at this age can not handle it , sometimes it can lead to constipation and if they push to hard they can get a prolapsed bottom witch needs to be surgery fix if it comes out all the way around . so stick to easy to digest foods, if you are worried about your pup getting the right type of food just check their poo make sure its not to hard or too runny a in between is what you want to see. I have raised pups from two weeks old on a bottle then about four and half to five weeks soft food and puppy milk they did really well on this, when the puppy is about six and a half weeks old try giving the pup samples of raw meat like dog mince to try and other soft foods until about eight weeks old and then at that age you can give the puppy biscuits (only puppy biscuits) a little at first . hope this helps you with your little puppy. you should NOT be feeding dry food at five weeks they should still be drinking their mothers milk till about 9 weeks
well mine do it and i think that she starts to get tired of them drinking milk and they have their teeth in and it more that likely hurts her + with mine she is very jealous
Yes, although you should carefully watch to make sure the puppies aren't being smothered or crushed. The mother will lay over her puppies when they are newborn to keep them wa…rm.
no it is not, that is nasty.
Because the mother and puppy share much of the same DNA material, the chances that genetic diseases and deformities will appear are higher then when breeding two unrelated dog…s. If both dogs appear fully healthy then their puppies might well be healthy, too, but this is a situation that really should be avoided at all costs if possible.
At five weeks old the puppies are getting old enough to be weened. She may just be telling them enough with the breast feeding already! Often a good mother will shut her pups …off so they will move on to solid food. Otherwise the pups would most likely continue to nurse for years.
Yes but its highly unrecommended. The same blood line like in humans can become defective.
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Sometimes they lie on top of the puppies and suffocate them.
if it is taken care of it will survive
well a mother can attack her puppy because she might be rejecting the one week old puppy and if not then i would get some help with a vet