My Frenchie is barking and snapping at her puppies which are 12 days old about two times a day. Why is she doing this?


Mother dogs may sometimes discipline their puppies, so you need to watch in what context mother dog is doing this. Keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn't injure her pups. If her puppies are scratching at her during nursing, you may need to trim their nails. Consider that sometimes behavioral issues in mother dogs may be a sign of underlying medical issues such as low calcium concentrations in their blood (eclampsia) which requires veterinary care.

Updated on March 12, 2018

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Why Mother Dogs May Kill Their Puppies
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli