If you’re a pet parent, there’s a good chance at some point you’ll end up with newborn puppies to take care of. English mastiff puppies are no exception – they’re small and require lots of love and care during their first week of life. This blog post provides an overview of what to expect in terms of size and care for 1-week old English mastiff puppies. So if you’ve just or are about to welcome a new litter into your home, read on!
At 1-week old, English mastiff puppies will be about 2-3 inches long and weigh between 1 and 1.5 ounces. They are one of the giant breeds of dogs, so 1-week old English mastiff puppies are teeny tiny.
English mastiff puppies should be fed every 2-3 hours during their first week of life. They will need about 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of formula per feeding, depending on the brand you choose. Be sure to follow the specific instructions on the package, and never exceed the recommended dosage.
Puppies are cleaned and dry immediately after feeding. If they aren’t, the formula will start to harden, making it difficult to remove. Gently rub the puppies with a soft towel to remove any formula residue.
They don’t need a lot of space during their first week of life, as they will be spending most of their time sleeping. A small box or kennel will be perfect for them. Make sure the kennel is warm and draft-free, and place a heating pad or hot water bottle(around 85 degrees Fahrenheit) in it to keep the puppies warm.
Newborn puppies sleep a lot, and 1-week old English mastiff puppies are no exception. They will typically sleep for 18-20 hours a day. Be sure to keep the puppies warm during the day, but never at night – they need to be able to regulate their own body temperature. Make sure they have plenty of soft bedding to sleep on.
Lighting and Sound
Newborn puppies are very sensitive to light and noise (not that 1-week old English mastiff puppies aren’t). For the 1st few days, keep them in a dark room with little to no noise. Gradually introduce them to more light and noise as they get older.
Newborn puppies need to be handled often in order to get used to being around people. 1-week old English mastiff puppies should be held often, but be careful – as week-old puppies are very fragile. They should not be allowed to walk until they reach 1-month old.
Carry 1-week old English mastiff puppies in a horizontal position, with their head and shoulders supported. Never carry them by their legs or by their tails because they are very delicate. Any incorrect handling could injure them.
At this age, English mastiff puppies should not be bathed, as they do not have a fully-developed immune system yet. All you need to do is make sure they are clean by wiping them down with a wet towel.
Training and Socialization
1-week old English mastiff puppies are too young to start training or socialization. Wait until they reach 1-month old before beginning any training or socialization activities.
English mastiff 1-week old puppies are fragile and delicate. Pet parents should monitor them every 1-2 hours to ensure they are eating and drinking properly, and don’t get into anything harmful. If they do get sick, take them to the vet as soon as possible. Puppies are susceptible to a variety of illnesses, so it’s important to keep an eye on them.
Now that you know everything about a week-old English Mastiff, why not adopt one of these beautiful dogs? They’re loyal and loving companions. If you find yourself in need of a new pet, don’t hesitate to contact your nearest animal shelter or rescue, group.
Frequently Asked Question
How big is a newborn English Mastiff?
A newborn English Mastiffs will be about 2-3 inches long and weigh 1-1.5 ounces. They are considered very small and delicate at this age.
At what age do Mastiff puppies open their eyes?
Mastiff puppies typically open their eyes between 7 and 10 days old.
How many puppies do English mastiffs have in a litter?
English mastiff litters typically consist of 1-2 puppies. 1-week old English Mastiffs are very fragile, so there is a possibility they could die during birth.
What age do English Mastiff puppies start eating food?
Puppies typically begin eating food at 1-week old but should be fed with an eyedropper or feeding syringe to make sure they are getting the right amount to eat. 1-week old English Mastiffs must be fed every few hours to ensure they get enough nutrients and calories in their diet.
What do you feed a Mastiff puppy?
Puppies should be fed high-quality puppy food that is specifically designed for their age and breed. Talk to your veterinarian about the best food for your English mastiff puppy. 1-week old English Mastiffs should be fed 1-2 cc of food per feeding.