Receive Deals up to 50% SOUTH BEACH GUIDE - for our subscribers only

Guide to Caring for your newborn pet


Perro CachorroCaring for a pet should be performed since they are in the womb, currently veterinarians perform checks periodically to pregnant pets, to verify that everything runs properly. At delivery if you can not take your pet to the veterinary clinic you must request assistance from the doctor and follow his instructions, so that the procedure is adequate

When the eggs hatch ideally put a special space for them. The chosen area must be where they can not be bothered, sheltered from sun and rain. The room should have ventilation without drafts, with a nice warm temperature (28 ° approximately).

If it is too cold it is advisable to put bottles of warm water around the nest or thermal blankets. The nest should not have contact with the ground directly, you can isolate it with cardboard and towels to be changed regularly. The space must be well defined so that no breeding quit and left behind mother and siblings.

Every week:

The first week newborn pet is deaf and blind, so uses smell and temperature sliding to the mother and feed. Maternal stimulus need to urinate and defecate. If the mother can not be with the young owners must feed every 3 hours 24 hours a day, milk replacer indicating the veterinarian and stimulate with a damp cotton rectal area.

During the second week the animals are having greater mobility, remain deaf and blind to day 14 approximately. Every week should be winning 10% of their birth weight, if it does it is a sign of alarm.


The following week with the sight and hearing beginning to develop pets begin to take small tours of the nest and play with his brothers.

In the fourth week of age they perform movements smoothly so chasing the mother to eat and play among siblings is higher. The exterior is explored and begin to bite whatever is within reach. At the end of this week teething, so it is important to start closer to the new food.

Special pet food the can soak in warm water to make it easier to swallow, usually at this stage because breast milk is not enough for them.

The next week should distance them slowly mother not to hurt her teeth and give them more and more food soaked in warm water, be like croquettes. When you can eat alone and teeth have left them completely starts to dry food. It's

time to start with the first especially deworming medications. In the case of cats if you want to accustom them to bathe them and comb them is the time to do it.

In the sixth week the hatchlings should already eating dry food and drinking clean water, it is the time when they are completely independent of his mother.

Source: Elle

  "We Love To Guide You"