Blind and Deaf at Birth: Newborn puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless, relying on their sense of touch and smell to navigate their world.
Limited Mobility: Puppies are not able to walk until they are about 2 to 3 weeks old. They crawl and scoot using their front legs.
Umbilical Cord Attached: Newborn puppies have an umbilical cord attached to their bellies, which falls off within the first week or two.
Limited Senses:Their sense of taste is also underdeveloped initially, with a preference for their mother's milk due to its scent and warmth.
Temperature Regulation:Puppies cannot regulate their body temperature effectively until they are a few weeks old, relying on their mother's warmth.
Rapid Growth:Puppies grow rapidly during their first few weeks of life, often doubling their birth weight within the first week.
Scent Marking and Communication:Newborn puppies have a unique scent that their mother recognizes. This scent is important for bonding and communication.
Early Socialization:Early interactions with their mother and littermates play a crucial role in a puppy's social development and behavior.
First Teeth Eruption:Puppies start to develop their baby teeth, also known as deciduous teeth, at around 2 to 3 weeks old.
Open Eyes:Puppies' eyes begin to open when they are around 10 to 14 days old, revealing their vibrant blue or grayish hue before their permanent eye color develops.