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!
Mom May Want More Alone Time
The pit bull was so popular in the early 1900s that they were our mascot not only in World War I, but also in World War II.
As the third week begins, there will be many more waking hours than sleeping hours, as opposed to the last two weeks. Most pups will have their eyes mostly open, although none can see too well, but they will start to recognize the smell of mom when shes close, and of people visiting their box or enclosure.
When we retrieved a riding lawnmower box from a local store, the mom actually jumped for joy several times in the air as I began placing them in the new blanket-filled box. Seriously, do both of you a favor and get them enclosed ASAP if not done so already by this week.
Get an Enclosure
If you havent put them in an enclosure, you are likely half-mad and a bit crazy. Do this immediately! An old playpen is an excellent idea for the next couple of weeks. A huge box even better. Without those things, youll have mass chaos and a mother who may be a bit edgy that her pups arent gathered in a neat area for check-ups.
By the end of the third week, there will be no doubt that living in a box with so many of your siblings can be really hard. Many mini growls and burks (not quite barks) are heard coming from the box at all hours. Closer observation reveals a painfully slow (at least from their point-of-view) process of growing, fighting, eating, and yes, pooping.
Purchase a good quality puppy chow and run it through the blender, add puppy formula or goats milk, baby rice cereal and baby strained chicken. Mix until its fairly thick. After they have mastered that for a few days, start adding softened puppy kibble.
You may need some tips on how to do this, and it does get nasty. Personally, I have what I consider a fairly strong stomach, but the results of nine pit bull pups moshing, rolling, and rooting around in a pile of gooey mess still required me to give it a good strong swallow or two while watching.
How big should a 6-month-old Pit Bull be?
There is a lot of variation within the Pit Bull breed regarding their size and weight. At 6-months-old, a female Pit Bull will likely be around 15 to 30 pounds. Comparatively, a male Pit Bull pup at the same age will be approximately 20 to 35 pounds.
Please remember that these are estimates, and your puppy will grow at their own unique rate.
What should you do if your Pitbull is growing too fast?
If your Pitbull seems to be growing too fast for your comfort, you shouldn’t hesitate to raise this concern with your vet. You can try to decrease the amount of food you serve during meals.
An indicator of overfeeding is consistently soft stools. In young puppies, overfeeding is more harmful than underfeeding.
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