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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're going to need tons of socialization after they're fully vaccinated. Puppy training classes are great for socialization and training.
IMO, socialization should begin before they are fully vaccinated. Just be sure to avoid places like dog parks, Petco/Petsmart, etc. Vet clinics and training facilities often offer puppy socialization classes and are careful about illnesses, etc.

And yes, 6 weeks is a good age to start them on a vaccination and de-worming schedule and to get them thoroughly checked out by the vet.
6 weeks is too young to start vaccinating, IMO. I would personally wait until 8 weeks to begin.
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