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5 week old lab/pit mix

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My roommate and I just picked up two lab/pit mix puppies on Sunday. As of today, they are 5 weeks old. I just wanted to make sure I'm doing everything correctly.
We've been feeding them small puppy food soaked in water to help soften. How much and how often should we feed them? We've been doing 2 times a day, but someone suggested 3 times/day with smaller portions (we've been giving them 1.5 cups each).
Also, I'm planning to get Duke's shots next week once they turn 6 weeks, is this too early? And I was planning on having him fixed in 6 months.
Any tips, or if you see anything I'm not doing, please let me know.
Here are some pics, mine is the black male (Duke) and roommate's is the white female (Daphney)

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They are both supper cute but wow!!...5 weeks is way too early to leave mom:(

I have no idea how much to feed a dog that young...but I would feed them 3/4 times a day....and keep doing what you are with the water

I would go ahead and take them into the vet....I'm not sure about the vac...but I know that our guys got their fist worming around 6 weeks old at the breeders home.

and I 3rd that socialization is going to be a key factor with both puppies

You and your roommate need to start researching about Pit bulls and make sure you are a responsible and good bully owner:)
We need new pictures......:)

Are you keeping them in separate crates?...if not I would start now
Just like most things with dog training....better to start now before it becomes an issue...you can get two wire crates and put them right next to each other and slowly separate them....but they will soon need to be in their own crates for safety reasons.....:)

They are getting sooo big.....and way too cute.....I can't wait to see what they look like in a few months:D
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