(Continued from last week)
The time to wean the pups away from the mother depends upon several factors which include the size of the litter. The condition of the dam, the availability of mother’s milk, and the inclinations of the breeder must be brought into the equation. Weaning usually can begin at three to six weeks of age and takes about one week to complete. The most important consideration, to my mind, is the health of the mother dog. Some dogs are such good mothers that they will suffer and try to accommodate the strain of continuous nursing – …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.