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Old 11-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When do puppies open their eyes?

This question came through, just not as a post so I wanted to post the answer here.

When do puppies open their eyes?

The puppies' eyes will open around 12-15 days of age. The retina matures around 21 days of age. Puppies should see clearly by 4 weeks of age. Do not pry open the lids for any reason, as the immature eye is not yet ready to handle light. If the eyes appear swollen before they open, take the puppy to a veterinarian immediately as an eye infection may be present that needs to be treated to prevent loss of vision. Some puppies will take a day to open the eyes while others will take 3-4 days. The eyes will have a bluish color to them at first and then change to their adult color over time. If the eyes appear white or solid blue, take the puppy to the veterinarian right away.

The ears open at 14-17 days of age. They should hear clearly by 4 weeks of age. Deafness may not be noticeable while the puppies are together and first noticed when the puppy is in her new home.

This information was taken from this website where you can find other newborn and mother care info as well.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... icleid=916
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: When do puppies open their eyes?

thanks for ur ans i m new here and i didnt know exactly where to wright hope im doing better my baby is 6 days so i have to wait to see his little eyes opened
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Default Re: When do puppies open their eyes?

Do you have a litter, or just one pup?
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