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10 Facts About Puppies Even Dog People Don’t Know

2. Sensory

puppies without sense
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Like humans, puppies are born without teeth. However, they can’t hear, see or smell, either. Puppies don’t open their eyes or begin to hear until they’re 1 to 2 weeks old, according to the VCA, and they can’t smell until about three weeks post birth. Until then, it’s very important for the mini-puppies to stay close to mom and their siblings to eat and grow properly.

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