DFW Long Hair Chihuahua

Long Hair (long coat) Chihuahua puppies for sale. DFW area. Allen, Texas just north of Dallas. Picture of our dogs and find your puppy here. breeder tiny little cute chihuahua chi puppies. Serving all of Collin County, TX and beyond. stud service.

NEW BORN PUPPY TIMELINE

Please, Please always check with your vet on the care of your animals.  This is just one persons suggestions.  

Week One (Days 1-7)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • 90% of time spent sleeping
  • 10% eating
  • Susceptible to heat/cold
  • Instinctive reflexes: crawl, seek warmth, nurse
  • They can right themselves if placed upside down
  • Needs stimulation for urination/defecation
  • Rapid development of central nervous system
  • Need constant care from bitch
  • Rectal temperatures 94-97 degrees Farenheit
  • Pups may lose 10% of weight after birth, but should start gaining again
  • Weight should double by end of week
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Chart weight daily
  • Examine puppies daily
  • Trim nails weekly
  • Keep whelping box around 85 degrees Farenheit (this means if it's hotter than that out, put a fan in the room or turn on the air conditioning, if it's colder than that get a heat lamp to put above the whelping box)
  • When you handle the puppies, it's a good idea use a towel when you hold them. The puppies urinate upon stimulation and will inevitably find your attention stimulating!
  • Puppies stay in puppy house with momma next to our Bed.
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • Keep dam on fluids for first 24 hours (i.e.. chicken broth, etc.)
  • Feed three full meals a day after that
  • Supplement with 250 mg Vitamin C twice daily
  • If puppies are fussy, supplement bitch with Vitamin B complex
  • Check mammary glands twice daily (looking for signs of mastitis -- swelling, hardness, pus, etc.)
  • Keep an eye on vaginal discharge (looking for signs of infection)
  • Make sure bitch eats, drinks, and relieves herself -- once her mothering instincts kick in, you may have to force her to leave the puppies to do these things.
TO DO LIST
  • Keep detailed records on puppies' weight and behavior
  • Keep charting bitch's temperature
  • Call puppy buyers with results of whelping

Week Two (Days 8-14)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Eyes should open around days 8-10
  • Ears should open around days 13-17
  • Temperatures should be around 97-99F
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Keep whelping box around 80-83F
  • Begin holding puppies in different ways (applying light stress)
  • Trim nails weekly
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • Bitch should get three times her normal amount of food
TO DO LIST
  • Continue as above

Week Three (Days 15-21)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Teeth begin to erupt
  • Puppies stand up and start walking
  • Begin to lap liquids
  • Defecate/urinate without stimulation
  • Start becoming aware of environment
  • Start playing with littermates
  • Develop sense of smell
  • Puppies will start to discriminate as to where to relieve themselves
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Start adding stimuli (toys) to puppies' life
  • Start giving specific stresses when handling (i.e.. pinch an ear or toe gently).
  • Start giving pups milk replacer to lap for one meal a day -- after two days, add some very mushy food
  • Weigh puppies every 2 days
  • Give puppies a dirty shirt of yours to play with
  • Start weekly grooming sessions (brush, trim nails, look at teeth, etc.)
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • Continue as above
TO DO LIST
  • Purchase milk replacer to feed puppies

Week Four (Days 22-28)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Begin to eat food
  • Begin to bark, wag tails, bite, paw, bare teeth, growl and chase
  • Use legs well
  • Tire easily
  • Depth perception starts
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Keep mom with them a lot! Things can get overwhelming at this age and Mom will add stability for them
  • Each pup needs individual attention
  • Offer small amounts of food that is the consistency of cooked oatmeal (puppy food mixed with water and mashed up in a blender)
  • Puppy house gets moved to the living room (so we can play with them when they wake up) 
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • Continue as above
TO DO LIST
  • Start limiting bitch's access to pups before offering them food

Week Five (Days 29-35)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Group activities and sexual play will begin
  • Dominance order starts
  • Rapid growth/development
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Reduce fluids in puppies' food
  • Make sure other people start coming to see pups
  • Begin weaning
  • Puppies start wondering out more away from their puppy house.
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • Start reducing amount of food to discourage milk development
  • Keep a careful eye on mammary glands
TO DO LIST
  • Discuss vaccination schedule with veterinarian

Week Six (Days 26-42)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Growth and development continue
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Offer soft, damp food
  • Chart weekly weight
  • Individual attention crucial -- give each puppy time with you away from litter
  • Vet visit and first round of shots.
  • Start taking them outside to go potty.
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • To prepare bitch for weaning: No more puppy food, just full amount of normal maintenance meal .
  • Keep careful eye on mammary glands
TO DO LIST
  • Continue as above

Week Seven (Days 43-49)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Total hearing/visual capacity
  • Will investigate anything
  • Can't respond yet to name
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Pups should be weaned and on regular puppy food
  • Pups can go to new homes ( I wait till they fit 8 wks)
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • Keep careful eye on mammary glands until milk is completely dried up
TO DO LIST

Week Eight (Days 50-56)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • First fear period
  • Starts learning name
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Don't ship puppies
  • Can start training puppies in small steps
CARE OF THE BITCH
  • Continue as above
TO DO LIST
  • Continue as above

Week Nine (Days 57-63)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Develops strong dominant and subordinate behavior among littermates
  • Begins to learn right behavior
  • Motor skills improve
  • Short attention span
  • Starts focusing attention on owner rather than other puppies
  • Separate littermates
  • Start house training
CARE OF THE PUPPIES
  • Continue lots of individual attention

Week Ten (Days 64-70)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES
  • Safe to ship puppies by air

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherry Parker

Email: DFWLongHair@yahoo.com

Text: 972.342.4216

Location: Allen, Texas

         (North of Dallas)

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