When Do Puppies Open Their Eyes?

The stages of puppy eye development and when puppies open their eyes is a fascinating aspect of pet parenthood.

Puppy Eye Development

During the first week, puppies' eyes are closed. They rely on their sense of smell and touch to navigate their world.

Birth to One Week

Around the second week, tiny slits appear as puppies start to open their eyes, but vision remains limited.

One to Two Weeks

By weeks two to three, puppies' eyes fully open, and they begin to explore the world around them.

Two to Three Weeks

Puppy eyesight continues to improve during weeks three to four, as they become more active and responsive.

Three to Four Weeks

Puppies refine their vision and become more coordinated, preparing for interactions and play.

Four to Five Weeks

Puppies' eyesight reaches its peak, allowing them to engage with their littermates and environment.

Five to Six Weeks

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