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Old 08-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Tips on what to feed a 4 week old puppy

Hi there I just got my puppy yesterday and I am confused on what food to be properly feeding him. The breeder that sold him to me said he was feeding the puppies canned wet food pedigree puppy. Then when I went to petsmart the sales associate there told me to feed him a milk supplement out of a bottle or a Tupperware lid.

I tried both and the puppy doesn't seem to want the milk he scarfed down wet food.

I am wanting to hear from fellow pit owners on what they think I should be feeding him.
Thanks so much.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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at 4 weeks we start our pups on goats milk soaked kibble { soak till mushy } although mine are still semi nursing at that age. I have a friend who swears by puppy gold { milk replacer} I cant buy it up here been meaning to order some but now really have no use for it , if you can get that where your at try it. anything soft at this point like they said they feed soft food I personally dont like soft dog food I think its garbage and would rather take a good quality puppy kibble and soak it and as the pup ages gradually decrease the moisture to the kibble until its dry kibble . I think that way is better so you arent having to switch the food up later on.
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4 weeks is usually when they start weening but usually not fully off til the 5 week mark { fromt the breeders I have talked to} you may want to offer a small dish or goats milk or milk replacer that ou are using a few times during the day see if he wants it. we feed our pups 3-4x a day they dont eat alot at that age in one sitting so small frequent meals is best.
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4 weeks is usually when they start weening but usually not fully off til the 5 week mark { fromt the breeders I have talked to} you may want to offer a small dish or goats milk or milk replacer that ou are using a few times during the day see if he wants it. we feed our pups 3-4x a day they dont eat alot at that age in one sitting so small frequent meals is best.
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Yeah, I think I would aim for a good-quality kibble with a milk replacer mixed in. Pedigree is some gross stuff.
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We got some nutrco puppy lobbies and a milk replacement and my husband smashed the kibbles till it was smooshed and then added the milk to it.
He seemed to really enjoy it and ate most of it.
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If push comes to shove and the puppy doesn't want the kibble soaked in milk, you can use water and blend the kibble and water a bit so it's mashed up a little and easier to eat. I got Kane at 4 1/2 weeks already weaned from his mother and milk, and he didn't want to eat the kibble in milk. Almost two years later, and I haven't seen any detriment in his health due to not having the milk.

Whatever you do though, don't use the milk people drink (cow's milk). That can make dogs sick.
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that works ,also if you heat the milk replacer a tad { just to luke warm or warm}and let the kibble soak 15 minutes or so it will soak up to a mush.
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Be ready for some loose stools. I have had puppies get diarrhea from changing food. If the breeder was using pedigree puppy wet food you should use that and gradually add the moisten dry food. I didnt use milk wth either Vendetta or DaVinci.
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My litter of puppies are the same age and I will buy Goats milk (refrigerator section) and get the dry puppy food and put it in my magic bullet and grind it up, you can also out it in a zip lock back and get a meat mallet or rolling pin and crush it that way. Then I mix some goats milk in with the kibble and if you ground the kibble up well enough they should be able to lap it. If they need it softer I soak the kibble in some water and goats milk in the refrigerator over night then add goats milk in the morning and blend it up. Make sure you warm it up NOT HOT, but warm or they might not like it. Canned food is really not necessary and you do not need bottles. Goat's Milk is cheaper than replacer and great for the puppies. Then you can slowly start to make the kibble harder. I think my last litter was about 6 weeks and eating hard kibble.
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Isn't 4 weeks awfully early to be giving out the puppies?

8 is preferred and 6 at the earliest I've always seen.

Anyways good luck with the little guy. I know Kane was on hard kibble at 6 weeks.
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Hey I would definitely get the milk and mix it and if he doesn't eat it much still maybe try feeding him around another dog. I know they get greedy around other dogs and usually don't want the dog to eat there food so they swallow it up lol. Atleast my greedy girl does. My litter is 5 wks and they love the milk replace with the blue buffalo kibble. Hope it helps
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