Hello world! These Maltipoo puppies are opening their eyes on Day 13. Just imagine what it’s like for the parents who’ve been taking care of the puppies. Now, the puppies they’ve been caring for can see them. What a beautiful moment.
You know how when you meet a dog, and they look into your eyes, that’s the moment when you really say hello? And when you want to be comforted, and are lucky enough to have a dog friend nearby who looks into your eyes, isn’t that the bonding moment? When puppies are born, they can’t see, and they can’t hear. It’s not until 10 days to 2 weeks later that their eyes open. There is a good reason for this, according to Jo Chester on Pets.TheNest.
When do newborn puppies open their eyes?
Puppies’ eyes actually aren’t completely developed until after they are born. For this matter, their central nervous system is not completely formed when they are born. The optical nerves are developing along with the central nervous system after birth.
Puppies are very sensitive to light at this point. The eyes themselves are still developing behind closed eyelids. So it is a good thing that puppies don’t open their eyes until everything is ready to go.
For this reason, it is very important to let a puppy’s eyes open on their own, and not try to rush things by forcing them open. Closed eyelids protect them from light and any grit that may get into their eyes. Nature will know when the time is right. Until that time, a puppy’s other senses are adequate to help it find its way to Mom for feeding, and to find their siblings so they can cuddle up to keep warm while their body is still adjusting to regulating its own temperature. You can read more about puppies’ development here.
Enjoy this precious moment of watching a puppy first sight. If you enjoy videos of Maltipoo, here’s another one.
Article source: Jo Chester on PetsTheNest