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Tracking growth

Published On: February 22, 2021

If possible, puppies and kittens should be weighed twice daily for the first 4 weeks of life to monitor proper weight gain. Weight loss or failure to gain weight is one of the first indications of health problems.

Healthy puppies and kittens should gain 5-10% birth weight per day for the first 3-4 weeks of life and double their birth weight by 10 days of age.

Hand raised or orphaned animals grow much slower than maternally nursed puppies and kittens despite having received the same amount of calories. Do not worry! After weaning they grow quickly to the same weight as their siblings!

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