How long does it take after a dog has puppies to stop producing milk?
Our dog had puppies on Feburary 28th this year and its been bout 1month already and we give the puppies the milk in a bowl and they drink it fine but whenever the mama comes around they still go straight to the chi-chi and her nipples still look big and hang, Is that normal to happen and will her sacs go down?
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when they get to be around 8 weeks that is time to wean them off mom. but if your pups are only 4 weeks that is way too early.
The mother has milk with antibodies and that is normal for the pups to be with her, not drinking from bowl at 4 weeks. I mean maybe some people do that, but I don't think it is a have to do thing at 4 weeks. I think it would be good to buy a book on whelping to see what to do, good luck.:)
I believe at about 4 weeks the puppies will start eating a little food here and there as well as drinking water or whatever you give them. They are just learning though, and still need their mothers chi-chi as you put it:) I'm not sure exactly when the mom will totally wean them, but its normal for the pups to do this especially at this young age.
Lola Penelope answered on 4/1/09. Helpful? / 0
They are too young to be weened!...They can start trying a gruel made out of kibble & water...Mama dog will know when they need to be completely weened...& PLEASE fix your bitch!...You are adding to the plight of pet overpopulation & dogs dying in shelters!