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Puppy Day!

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Today is the big day... I will be getting my little beagle pup late this afternoon. I will get pictures up as I said in another post, that is if I don't spend all of my time with my pup.

I actually had a few questions for those of you who got their beagles at about 8 weeks. The first is should I wait a few days before I give her a bath. The breeder has her outside in a kennel so, I imagine she wont come home that clean. I worry that if I give her a bath right away, she will hold it against me and associate me with the terrible, terrible bath.

Another quick question is how much did you feed your beagles at 8 weeks. I've read that you should feed young puppies up to 4 times a day, but I'm not sure how much to feed her. The breeder already has them eating solid, hard food.

Those are the only two questions I can think of right now, but if anyone else has any tips, pointers, or advice I could use anything right now. I'm nervous but, really excited too...
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I'm so happy for you!

I got Bloom at 8 weeks too. The breeder had her in a kennel outside as well....and I tell ya she stunk as hell. I wanted her to sleep in my bed the first night (for god knows what reason, I dont even remember) so she HAD to take a bath the first day she got here. It was easier than I thought it would be. She was holding still. maybe she was enjoying the warm water....or she was just plain scared
Anyway, it didnt scar her for life. So i wouldnt be too concerned about that.

About the food thingy...I'm not so sure. She probably wont eat at all the first days. You know, because she misses her siblings and her mommy and just the whole familiar surrounding.
At least Bloom did.
So I can't say we were feeding her 3-4 times a day, because the food bowl was always full. Sometimes we had to fill it up twice a day and sometimes just once. And then there were days when we didn't have to fill it up at all.
Now (Bloom is 2 yrs) I feed her twice a day. Which is normal for an adult dog. And she's a good eater , like a beagle should.

And if you have any questions, please contact me, ok?
I would be glad to help you out.
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