When can a puppy start to “see”?


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Our question this week was:

When does a puppy start to gain some vision?

Virginia – London, England


Hi – thanks for your email. You asked when does a puppy start to see or have vision. The answer is that during the third week, your puppy's senses open up. He can detect light, dark and movement and begins to respond to sudden or loud sounds. His vision progressively develops from there.

An article that might be helpful to you is What to Expect in Your Puppy's First Eight Weeks

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.