How Long Does It Take for Puppies to Open Their Eyes?

Puppies are born completely blind and with their eyes closed, which doesn’t change until they are between 1 and 2 weeks old. Puppies require limited care during their first few weeks of life, which their mother usually provides.

If a puppy does not open its eyes on its own within 7-14 days, it is best to seek the care of a general veterinarian immediately. Signs of problems with the puppies eyes are easily noticeable and are bulging or swelling directly underneath the eyes. The main cause of these symptoms is infection, which is indicated by a discharge leaking from the eyes. If a discharge is visible, the puppy’s eyes should be opened as soon as possible by an experienced person like a vet.