Friday, April 10, 2009

Week One

Today the puppies are one week old and that means they got weighed and their nails clipped for the first time. In order to get them use to have their nails cut I start at week one and clip them every week on the same day. By the time they go to their new homes they will know what this is all about. If the new owners continue this practice the puppies will always have nicely groomed feet. I took the opportunity to check each of their eyes to make sure that there was no infection in the eye. Occasionally a puppy will develop an infection in the eye before the eye opens. If this should happen and it is not caught the puppy can be blinded in that eye. It is a rare occurrence but I always check just to be sure. All of them passed my inspection with flying colors.Here is Brier getting weighed. When they were born they weighted from 12.8 oz. to 15.2 oz. Now one week later they weigh from 1 lb. 4 oz. to 1 lb. 7 oz. so they are growing uniformly.

Here is Magnolia and she is way too cute!

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