My puppy's eyes have not opened at 4 weeks...should i be worried?

My Beagle gave birth to 5 puppies, two were significantly smaller than the other three. One of these two died. However, the three normal sized pups opened their eyes normally at 10-14 days, but the smaller one still has not opened the eyes and it will be 4 weeks tomorrow. I called my breeder friend and he said that she is probably just behind and if nothing is abnormal (puss or anything else) she is probably just behind. I am getting worried though, should I be?
Asked Jan 04, 2010
Wondering what happened with this puppy?
I'm no expert, but I'd give it at least one more week before worrying.
Answered Jan 04, 2010
no its normal as long as they open they're eyes after six months!
Answered Jan 04, 2010
I agree... some pups take longer then others. Give them time.. they will open eventually :)
Answered Feb 23, 2010
My puppy’s eyes opened a little bit at 3 weeks. He is 5 weeks old now and the eyes haven’t opened any more. He is a mini Dachshund. I think the woman who bred her male to mine switched the paperwork. I think he had dapple in his family and this little one may be a double dapple. His dam is a dapple
Answered Apr 10, 2018

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