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i need help with puppies!

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by krissy_lissy, Feb 15, 2007.


can you bath a three week old puppy?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. krissy_lissy

    krissy_lissy New Member

    i need help
  2. krissy_lissy

    krissy_lissy New Member

    us it ok to bath a three week old puppy and how do i do it they are coverd in puppy urine
  3. Chezza

    Chezza New Member

    Yea It should be ok, cant see why not, just make sure the temp of the puppy does not go down, keep him or her nice and warm, and get the pup back to mummy asap, you might be able to get a gentle shampoo for it from the vets or something like that..
  4. Sara

    Sara New Member

    A nice gentle oatmeal baby shampoo would work just fine for the pup. I'd make sure to wash him/her in a sink of water already mixed in with the shampoo, like a bubble bath so you can make sure to rince him/her well enough afterwords...that's the most important aside from making sure you keep them nice a warm. I'd keep a warm towel for them and give them back to mom maybe with a heating pad below the bedding for good measure (keep it below the bedding so that the wet pup isn't directly touching the heating bad...hot water bottle would work too.

    I wash every puppy I get right away no matter the age so that they learn it's okay. by 3 weeks it should be fine! How big are they??? toy breeds ya gotta watch the temp closer than the big dogs BTW.

  5. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Like everyone says yes its ok to bath a 3week old pup, Just make sure you dry them thoroughly and make sure they can not get a chill from a draught, Placing a heat pad in there bed should help keep them warm just make sure mum is with them aswell.

    Even a slight drop in temp for a puppy that young can be fatal.
    At 3weeks old they should not really need a bath, even when they are being weaned and get food all over there faces a warm damp cloth is enough top clean them up again.

    I don't like bathing my pups until they are around 6weeks old, But thats just me.

  6. hermann muenster

    hermann muenster New Member

    Covered in puppy urine at 3 weeks??

    Hey, that's the name of the game right now!!!!

    No, I don't see any reason --- why such a young baby would NEED a bath.
    That is such a young pup. I don't think a little pee-pee smell is worth the risk of a drop or rise in that baby's body temp.

    Besides, even after you successfully bathes that baby --- he's gonna start peeing all over again!! LOL

    Best to KEEP THE WHELPING BOX CLEAN! Keep plenty of newspapers down in the areas the pups are allowed to roam. You have to be vigilant -- see a puddle, quickly change the paper.

    Newspaper is a good base --- odor absorbing too!!
    Keep towels and rags that you are using clean ---
    cleaning up after young pups is a 24/7 job.

    I would NEVER use any shampoo or chemicals on such a young pup.
    That's just my opinion though.
    The very most I would attempt - is a gentle wiping with a DRY towel.

    Hey -- puppies poop and pee at will ---- enjoy it!!! In a couple of weeks it will all be over!
  7. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    I have a litter of 14, and their just a week old.

    The most important thing is to make sure your cleaning your whelping box or room mutliple times a day.
    This is what I do and have always done to insure my puppies stay clean.

    Morning: Move pups, while mom is out potty'n and take all the bedding up, i spray the floor with a nolvasan/water mixture and wipe clean and do the same for the walls. Iput down puppy pads (the kind with the adhesive on one side) then lay a fresh clean sheet down, and put the pups back. If any have poo or yucy on them I just take a warm damp cloth and wipe them down. they sell puppy wipes liek baby wipes at pet stores.

    Then I repeat at night. I always make sure I go behind mom every so often and pick up each pup and stimulate them to urinate or poo with a warm damp cloth. That way I know their bladders aren't getting too full and they don't pee all over one another. It can be yucky.

    I did have one puppy get his head all nasty, was laying under another and it peed and pooped all over its head, i just wiped him down and then let momma handle the rest.

    if its horrifically bad, you can try filling your since with a few inches of warm water (100degrees ferenheight) no colder no hotter, and then use a cloth to wipe the puppy down. DO not submurge the puppy and be sure not to get any water in its nose or mouth. Make sure you use a gentle puppy shampoo and dilute it with the water.

    Make sure you rinse the puppy thoroughly as well. Again witha rag and not submurging your puppy.

    Temperature is the most important thing. The leading killer in young puppies is chill. So warm warm warm....

    I always leave a heating pad on medium, on one quarter of the whelping box. that way if the pups are too warm they can move off it. and get cooler.

    By four weeks they should start regulating their own bodily temperatures, before then they rely on climate, mother and littermates to keep them normal and comfortable.

    If you have any other doubts, Take your puppies to the vet, they will be more than happy to assist you with any thing like that.

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