Our black lab just had 11 puppies 2 days ago.
Do we need to help the mom or puppies in any way?
What age is recommended for whening the puppies?
How old do they have to be before they can be permanently removed from the mother (given away)?
Also, we have one puppy who appears to be quite smaller than the rest. She is not eating well, and does not respond well when put on the mothers nipple. What can we do for her?
I do recommend a vist to you local vet for a check up. The puppies should to be weaned at about 6 weeks. I recommend that you start to give them away at about 8 weeks. The puppy thet is not doing well may need to be feed by hand. You can buy a small puppy bottle and milk supplement from a pet shop or online and start feeding the puppy every 2 hrs. Also make sure the puppy stays warm and try to introduce it to it's moms nipple. Good luck, vetcare