The little ones were born at our house about 7 days ago. The mother was abandoned and was found , malnourished and very pregnant. We took her in and a few days later she delivered these 5 lovely little ones. Mom has some serious health problems and needs a complete hysterectomy very soon. The vets are treating her for blood parasites before she can have the surgery and want the puppies to be old enough to feed themselves before the surgery. Once it is done she will no longer produce milk. They are all healthy and mom is slowly gaining a little weight.