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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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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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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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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?

To be honest I was more interested in how the pup was going to survive without proper nourishment. The missed socialization with her mom and siblings is another problem, but for another time.

The vet is your best source of info, and I don't know if there are any real vets here. Hopefully he approves of the feed plan... Plz google transitioning a puppy to kibble.
This popped up and could be helpful. Your vet knows this and hopefully recommended how to proceed (bottle feeding or what you are doing). Warm water (not hot) should bring out more flavor to attract him.


Frankly, I have never tried to raise a puppy that young myself, and could only recommend what I would do in your situation.
Best wishes for you both!:smile2:

Popped up from Google:
 

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Please see the attached photo! They sell very little puppy farms in Turkey. And people who have no puppy experience believe it. But we can't do anything. That's how they tricked me.

That's very sad, but you now have a beautiful YOUNG puppy to rear. Vet's advice and ask before doing anything rash. In the USA, I was taught years ago to monitor puppies very closely for ANY outward signs of distress and take action fast. Dehydration from Diarrhea can be deadly. Parasites, like worms can be passed on to puppies by the mama dog (they lie dormant in Mama). We de-worm puppies starting at 3 + weeks unless there is trouble with the pup. Mama's natural immunity to many diseases are also passed on to the puppies and dissipates fast as they begin eating food other than mama's milk.. I don't know what diseases are prevalent in Turkey, but watch for Giardia) and other parasites, considering where she came from.


from Google search:


"Be On Guard Against Giardia. Giardia is a protozoan parasite that can infect the gastrointestinal tract of dogs and is capable of causing diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and lethargy — although many infected animals show no signs at all. ... Most dogs become infected by drinking water contaminated with feces."
 

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If he has his canines fully in I would put him at around 4.5 weeks, but his weight is far under a typical puppy (at least of my own) at that age. Mine are his weight sometimes before eyes open at 14-15 days old. His head doesn't look much over 4-5 weeks old. Watch him carefully, stay on top of his vaccines and deworming (2,4,6,8, 10 and12 weeks old )...
 

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Thank you everybody. I appreciate
Very cute puppy. Where do you live in Turkey??? In Turkey,the petshop and puppy mill goldens are sold when they are 4-5 weeks old and most of them die due to parvo or distemper. They are sold for USD 100-130. They are not certified breeders. In Turkey there are no certified breeders as in Europe or US: They are all backyard breeders who sell to idiots or peasants which throw them on the streets without even giving vaccinations because the vaccinations cost as much the golden retriever. How did you reach them and who is your vet? Before giving any vaccinations please tell your vet to make the distemper & parvo test . They will not make unless you ask and than proceed with vaccinations.
And they usually SHIP the golden. Did you get your puppy without visiting the place? They are located usually in suburbans aswell they ship from various cities such as Bursa. They cost max USD 175 ( shipping included). It is delirium and hilarious.
If you just visited "goldengiller" on fb you could reach hundreds of goldens rescued by volunteers waiting to be rehomed. I believe it's only a short time you have been living in Turkey otherwise your colleagues or friends would warn you not to buy a puppy for USD 150 and forward you to volunteers page. If you REALLY but REALLY needed a puppy, you could have applied to a breeder abroad and pick him up next time you visit Europe or US paying for a puppy minimum Euro 2500 - 3500 but healthy and with clearances including heart & eyes. However, those breeders are also very strict as in US. They just don't sell their puppies to anyone who pays the amount. Heritage and legacy is important. A good breeder in US & Europe want to know how their puppies are raised. Oh , there are some petshops in Europe ( slowly disappearing) who just sell to random people . I am sure you have come across to them and they sell at prices minimum Euro 1000-2000. What can one expect from a türkish puppymill who sell at such prices with shipment included(!). For them only turnover is important and they get rid of them as quick as possible.
By the way, are you from Middle East?? Usually they quote others as "my friends":))
If they sensed you are a foreigner, they also most probably made you pay more:((
 

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That's very sad, but you now have a beautiful YOUNG puppy to rear. Vet's advice and ask before doing anything rash. In the USA, I was taught years ago to monitor puppies very closely for ANY outward signs of distress and take action fast. Dehydration from Diarrhea can be deadly. Parasites, like worms can be passed on to puppies by the mama dog (they lie dormant in Mama). We de-worm puppies starting at 3 + weeks unless there is trouble with the pup. Mama's natural immunity to many diseases are also passed on to the puppies and dissipates fast as they begin eating food other than mama's milk.. I don't know what diseases are prevalent in Turkey, but watch for Giardia) and other parasites, considering where she came from.


from Google search:


"Be On Guard Against Giardia. Giardia is a protozoan parasite that can infect the gastrointestinal tract of dogs and is capable of causing diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and lethargy — although many infected animals show no signs at all. ... Most dogs become infected by drinking water contaminated with feces."
I wish it was only giardia. Those puppies are dying everyday due to parvo and distemper. And we idiot volunteers pay thousands to save those puppies.
 

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I wish it was only giardia. Those puppies are dying everyday due to parvo and distemper. And we idiot volunteers pay thousands to save those puppies.
Not idiots at all! My hat is off to all of you that rescue these poor creatures.


I didn't want to scare the OP with the other diseases we see here in the states, and was hoping that her vet would do the puppy right. I chatted with the OP and the OP seems to be on the right track now, and is investigating on his/her own!
 
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