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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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Yeah... twice (or three times) a day should be fine. My Zbój was also 8 weeks old when I got him, and there were no problems with feeding him. Besides as long as the pup drinks the water, you should be fine.

As far as bathing the pup... I actually bathed him after 3 week. Until that I was (and I still am) using pet-wipes (very similar to baby wipes). You can get them at any pet store. They are quite good at eliminating the smell and Zbój just loves them
When you do finally give your puppy a bath, make sure you protect the ears (you can use mineral oil - that's what my vet recommended. It will repel the water.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing some pics of your puppy
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