Dog ate chocolate?

ask a vet

When to separate pups?

Species: Dog
Breed: Russian Samoyed
Age: 6-12 months
Hello, My pet has just given babies and i need to give those babies for adoption.Please tell me when i should separate them from their mother.




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I usually recommend waiting until about a week after the first shots before separating pups from their mom. The first shots are usually given at 6-8 weeks (although I prefer 7-8 weeks).

---This question was asked in our Ask A Vet For Free section.---


Do you have a pet website? Interested in learning more about SEO for Wix?


Check out our dog age calculator and cat age calculator.

Want to receive pet coupons, vet advice and info on new pet products in your inbox?

* indicates required

We'll only send you great stuff, never spam. Unsubscribe any time.

Disclaimer: Although Dr. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. AskAVetQuestion.com and Dr. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. Do not use information found on this site for diagnosing or treating your pet. Anything you read here is for information only.

Search for similar questions:

ask a vet

Popular questions...

Cat drinks from fish bowl. Hi! My cat isn't(as far as I can tell) sick at all, but rather I'm wondering... (44854 views)

Bassett with swollen eyes. I have a 5 year old bassett whos eye swelled up quite a bit this morning. We took... (14030 views)

Pelvis fracture. Dear Dr Marie, My dog currently has a broken pelvis that is not mending. It... (17839 views)

Sick Yorkie Buddy has been acting sick for about a week, being lethargic and unresponsive,... (5727 views)

Aggressive cat. I have had 2 cats same amount of time. Julia has started hissing, growling, and... (8670 views)

Grade 4 heart murmur. I brought my cat to the vet because his ear was bothering him the other day. Now it... (17461 views)

Cosequin questions Deja has been X-rayed and the vet here has informed me he has arthritis in his left... (13649 views)

Dog ate absorbent chicken pad. My dog just ate one of those absorbent pads from a chicken meat tray......would this... (75660 views)

Sudden bulldog death. Hello Dr. Marie, I own a boarding kennel and have for fifteen years. We pride... (27750 views)

Roundworm in cats. my kitten has round worm and i can't afford a trip to the vet can you please offer... (5758 views)

See all questions...

Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.