When you start good nutrition for your dog? From the moment of birth. In fact, the offspring obtained an excellent source of nutrition and antibodies from their mothers. In the first 24 hours after giving birth, a dog produces a fluid called colostrum, this is the same stuff that women produce just after giving birth, but before you have milk. In this colostrum are antibodies to the mother has been exposed by vaccination you received. So if you have a mother who is current with their shots, their young will be protected at least until she is old enough to start your vaccination schedule. Usually the antibodies remain in the blood of the offspring until they have a couple of weeks old.
Without colostrum, the chances of survival of a puppy can be reduced drastically. Colostrum is a source of protection and nutrition, and also plays an important role in maintaining the liquid level of the puppy. For the new heart of a puppy to work, require a large amount of liquid. Colostrum helps that this is carried out correctly. After the first 24 hours, the mother will begin to produce milk for their young.
Most experts agree that a puppy will take milk until 3 or 4 weeks, when the teeth begin to show. Once the teeth begin to appear, should start adding solid foods to the diet of the puppies because they could hurt her mother’s teats. If you have a puppy or have experience with puppies, you know how they feel the sharp teeth.