The one week old puppy
Your puppy is born fully furred but with his eyes and ears closed so he cannot hear or see. His front feet are strong and he can pull himself towards his mother with them.
He can cry if he is uncomfortable and his mother will respond to his cries by moving him towards her and licking him.
Your puppy spends most of his time sleeping or suckling. If orphaned he’ll need feeding by hand every two hours!
He cannot regulate his own body temperature and needs his mother for heat, or an artificial heat source.
In the first week to ten days of his life your puppy grows rapidly and will double his birth weight.