When can a puppy start to “see”?

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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