Now that the pups are six weeks+, they have sharp baby teeth and scratchy toenails (even with trimming). Which means mom is not always happy being nursed off of. She’s getting a bit grumpy at times (if you know what I mean😮). So I’m starting to let her stay away from the pups for longer periods of time.
Puppies are usually completely off mom by seven weeks or a little after. But I take it on a case by case basis depending on each mom and her litter.
These guys love to nurse (man, you should her the slurping and smacking)! But thankfully they’re also are vigorously attacking the soaked puppy food.
So all they needed was a babysitter; a snuggle buddy. I found one at my favorite second hand store and washed it up for them.