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How Old Is he?

Hey, I have a golden retriever puppy. But I don’t know how old is he. Do you think how old is he? How many days? He is 3.63 lb. Please help me
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Welcome, Congrats on your new puppy.

Have you taken your pup to the Vet for a wellness check-your Vet should be able to tell you how old your pup is. He looks young to me, he's cute.
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Thank you for your answer. Vet told me 40-45 days. I think he is less than 40 days. Because a 40-45-day-old puppy can weigh around 8.0 lb on average.
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He looks about 4-5 weeks old, to me. Too young to be away from his mother and litter. How did you get him?
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I got the puppy from the farm. They tricked me. They told me he was a 60-day-old pup. When the puppy came home I noticed that it was very small. I complained to the authorities. I'm worried
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I'd say 5-6 weeks. And if 6 weeks, barely so...

The attached pic shows my pup (who is now a year + a month old!) through the very early puppy weeks.

THAT SAID.

I just showed you pictures of a healthy puppy from a good breeder. That's a breeder who bred to standard. That's a breeder who is feeding pups properly + caring for them properly.

When you mention "farm", that brings to mind very careless and rough situations for pups. That can include parasites which DO affect growth. But there's also cases of pups being a bit off the track in development because of feeding, care, breeding behind them.

If you were considering purchasing a puppy - most of us would tell you NOT to look for a "farm" whatever that means. o_O And there probably were red flags which people would have pointed out to you.

However, you have the pup now. And quite honestly, I hope you give that pup all the love and care he/she needs.

Dangers of bringing home a very young pup DOES come down to diseases and parasites. By 4 weeks, breeders may begin weaning pups off of mom. She's still going in to feed her babies, but they are also getting cereal (like porridge or cream of wheat). And breeder continues to wean mom away from the pups from that point on.

Pups abruptly rehomed prior to 7-8 weeks are vulnerable to all kinds of viruses + due to the stress on their system, they are also prone to developing internal parasites or conditions like coccidia, which would make things very rough during that transition + could kill them is not treated properly.
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5 weeks or so, maybe less. The head and face is underdeveloped to be any older than that (if it's purebred). I wouldn't go by the weight as it may be malnurished and I have seen pups at 7 or 8 weeks and be only 4 or 5 pounds due to a number of reasons. The skull development leads me to say about 5 weeks at most.

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I would say 5 weeks or less like above

He is awfully young and how terrible of them to trick you, he is much to young to be away from his mother, how sad


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Any teeth yet?

What is he eating..mush or something harder like kibble?
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he has canine teeth in front. His teeth are just coming out. I break the food and wet it. (On the picture) I'm also giving it to canned food. My friends, I am living in Turkey. If you want to have a pet you can just take from the farm or petshop there is no another way. I want to raise the puppy in the best way. So He is 32-35 days old isn’t he?
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