1 Week Old Pitbull Puppies

Are they growing at a steady rate? How much should they be eating? Are they reaching their developmental milestones?

If these are the questions that plague you, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to cover everything you need to know about your Pitbull puppy’s growth and development below!

Adopt When at All Possible

I know it can be a difficult choice, and especially with pit bulls, there can actually be times when owning a puppy is the best choice, but not always. I do advocate and personally support several rescues, pit bull and otherwise, but I do also understand the deep need a human pet owner can feel to get a baby and raise it on their own.

The best service I think anyone can do is supply the knowledge and let others make the best decision for them.

Be Very Careful When Handling the Pups

  • If the mother is of very docile temperament, you may be able to handle the pups a bit.
  • If she seems immensely stressed out over your handling of them, return them to her. Do not force her to growl or do something that may get her reprimanded for behavior, when her behavior is only instinctively to protect her litter.
  • You must absolutely keep any and all children or other animals away from the mom and her pups. She may be and may display extremely docile behavior, however, that can quickly change if a child gets grabby, or even falls near the litter.
  • What should you do if your Pitbull is not in the right weight?

    It is our responsibility to keep our Pitbulls healthy, and monitoring their weight can offer some insight into their health.

    If you noticed that your dog isn’t gaining as much as he should, you might want to assess his diet or offer him more food.

    Pitties on a substantial and quality diet that fail to gain weight may have an underlying medical condition, and you shouldn’t put off going to the vet.


    How long does it take for pitbull puppies to open their eyes?

    Puppies are born with their eyes closed but they open after one to two weeks. If you notice any swelling or bulging under the eyelids, discharge or pus, or any other abnormalities they should be opened immediately.

    How can you tell if its a pitbull puppy?

    1 Week old Pitbull puppy

    The weight of a newborn Pitbull puppy depends upon the size of their mom, and how many siblings are in the litter, among other factors. But anywhere between 7 and 10 oz is in the normal range. In their first week, newborn Pitbull puppies won’t have their eyes or ears open.