You have to wait by standing on the side while when a German Shepherd puppies is giving birth. The first thing you have to check his breathing, and for sure, the fever is between 72F and 90F.
You have to use heat lamps to control the temperature. You have to take care that the mother dog would feel happy. If not, then she’ll do all of the work and will not allow you to come near.
If a new baby is not breathing, you have to use specific oxygen and equipment to do CPR. When they are a few weeks old, keep their living surroundings clean and reasonably warm.
The mother will do 99 percent of the job, and it is amazing to see. You have to interact with them frequently—the more vulnerability to people, the better.
Be mindful about nipping/biting and leaping.
When they are young, it’s adorable. When they are large, it stinks. Encourage prey to push rope toys, and then begin training necessary hands.
Don’t become advanced too quickly, and do not reward bad behavior. It is essential to interact with the German Shepherd due to their natural aggression.
Let me explain a step by step care of German shepherd puppies according to their age. Here we go:
Care for Newborn
Newborns, particularly 1 to 3-day older German shepherd puppies, are vulnerable, so until you do so, seek your pet’s advice, especially if you are inexperienced.
After the mommy gives birth, check the 1-day old German shepherd puppies if they are breathing. If you discover a puppy with breathing problems, use a spray syringe to suck out the blockage and clean its airways.
As new born puppies, their ears and eyes are closed, but they can crawl in their belly and discover their mother’s nipples and suck on milk. Most of the moment, they eat or sleep. If a mom GSD is absent or couldn’t produce enough milk, feed the puppies using a baby bottle or feeding syringe.
You do not need to bathe them now because the mom GSD will clean her mess by always licking them. If the puppies are orphaned, you must wash them lightly using a warm and moist cloth.
1 Week to 2 Week Old
You will not find a difference in their first week because the dogs’ eyes are still closed, and they only often eat and sleep. You have to be noticing that the puppies are gaining enough weight.
3 Week to 4 Week Old
Their ears will start so they can listen to the sounds around them. Even though their legs still shake if they try to walk, they could eventually stand independently.
They will begin to interact and explore their surroundings more, so you should not separate the dogs from one another. They will start teething, so they are motivated to snack on everything.
5 Week Old to 6 Week
The German Shepherd puppies will continue to develop physically. Their feelings are more complex, making them sting your hands, so it’s an excellent concept to begin training your dogs. It’s important to offer a high-quality solid diet since the mom GSD’s milk generation starts to slow down.
6 Week Old to 8 Week Old
They feel fear of new things and newcomers in 7 days. Don’t be shocked if they’re not friendly with novices anymore. Not to worry since this is just a normal phase. This is a fantastic moment to expose the puppies to various sounds, places, and people.
9 Week Old into 10 Week Old
In 9 months, German shepherd dogs’ weight usually ranges from 9 to 10 pounds, whereas the females are from 7 to 9 pounds. Their height ranges from 12 to 15 inches.