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Normal Neonatal Puppy Development Chart

What should 1 week old puppies be doing? What should my 3 week old puppy be doing? New puppy development by week is dramatic. Dr. Marty Greer, Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services has written this simple puppy growth chart to help you assess what your puppies may need, and how they are developing. Are they warm enough? Is their weight gain on-track? How soon will their eyes open? What do I need to do and watch for to make sure they’re growing the way they should? You’ll find answers to these questions and more in this puppy development stages chart, as well as feel confident that you’re helping to raise healthy puppies.


Written by: Marty Greer, DVM

Director of Veterinary Services

Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 40+ years’ experience in veterinary medicine, with special interests in canine reproduction and pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She’s served as Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services since 2019. In 2023, Dr. Greer was named the Westminster Kennel Club Veterinarian of the Year.

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