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Hand-rearing puppies

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David Godfrey


Hand-rearing puppies

Fortunately it is very unusual for a mother to be unable to rear her puppies herself. Taking on the task of bringing up a litter of puppies is rightly daunting and it requires considerable dedication for the first 4 weeks. If you are placed in the situation of having to rear puppies by hand you should contact your veterinary practice for advice.

When do puppies require hand-rearing?

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How else do I care for the puppies?

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What environment should I keep them in?

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How should the puppies develop ?

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