We are excited! National Puppy Day is March 23 and we wanted to share some fun puppy information with you. Make sure you give all the puppies in your life a treat and some extra snuggles from us.
Puppies sleep HOW long?
The average young puppy spends an average of 15–20 hours a day sleeping. Growing—and getting into mischief—must take a lot of energy! Sometimes, we wish we could also get away with sleeping 15–20 hours a day, especially during Spring’s puppy season.
Puppies are born blind and deaf
When puppies are born, their eyelids remain closed for their first 10–14 days (about 2 weeks) of life to protect their still developing eyes. Their eyes are usually fully developed by eight weeks old.
A puppy’s sense of hearing is one of their last senses to fully develop. This sense usually kicks in around three weeks. Once this happens, a dog’s sense of hearing is about four times as sensitive as a humans.
A puppy’s behavioral traits are not set in stone
Puppies, like human children, go through behavioral changes as they grow and develop. If you find yourself in a rough spot with your puppy and they are rambunctious and excitable, they can mellow out as time goes on.
That being said, it is crucial that you and your puppy create boundaries and a healthy training schedule. They rely on you to learn how to safely interact with the world around them. If you are unsure of where to start this process, we do offer affordable and compassionate feline and canine behavior advice and training for the community.
Puppies of all ages and sizes are precious and should be treasured every day of the year—not just on National Puppy Day—and we are beyond thankful for your generous support!
How can you help?
If you are interested in ways you can help the Humane Society of Macomb care for the rescues in our shelter, we are preparing for Spring and the numerous litters of puppies and kittens we usually receive. We need the following items to care for these tiniest of rescues, and you can check out our Amazon Wishlist for more information:
- Breeder’s Edge Powdered Milk Replacer
- Cotton Balls
- Digital Food Kitchen Scale
- Feeding Silicone Nipples for Syringes/Miracle Nipple
- Hexagonal Play Pens
- Paper Towels
- Pee Pads
- Purina Pro Plan Fortiflora Powder Digestive
- Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad
- Warming Discs
- Wet Dog/Cat Food
- Wet Puppy/Kitten Food