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Raising Puppies at Five Weeks Old

 

Sassy the English Mastiff and her litter of 11 adorable Mastiff puppies at five weeks old

 

Passing the puppies out the window

Passing the puppies out the window—it is easier to get them out for fresh air with two people.

Passing the puppies out the window Passing the puppies out the window

Pups at five and a half weeks. I am getting more sleep, BUT it is like living in a barn. Each day the puppies go out the window to the outdoor area, and the chips need to be cleaned. I don't do a full wood chip change every single day, I do that every two to three days, depending how soaked they get. On the days the chips are not completely changed, I filter them, and pick out the poops with a kitty litter scoop, all day, and top them off with new shavings. Two to three times a week they need to be totally shoveled out, with the area cleaned and bleached, and new chips need to be put down. It is a lot of daily work.

Scooping the soiled wood chips out of the puppy pen

Scooping the soiled wood chips out of the puppy pen.

Scooping the soiled wood chips out of the puppy pen Scooping the soiled wood chips out of the puppy pen The pens all clean, chips scooped out and the floor has been bleached

The pen’s all clean, chips scooped out and the floor has been bleached.

New wood chips ready to be spread

New wood chips ready to be spread.

The wood chips have been spread, the pen is ready for the pups to come back and soil it once again

The wood chips have been spread. The pen is ready for the pups to come back and soil it once again.

While the pen is being cleaned, Sassy is outside enjoying the fresh air and her pups

While the pen is being cleaned, Sassy is outside enjoying the fresh air and her pups.

Sassy giving her pups kisses

Sassy giving her pups kisses

Sassy giving her pups kisses Sassy giving her pups kisses

 

Courtesy of MistyTrails Mastiffs

 

 

 

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