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1st puppy food advice please

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by samathena, Aug 11, 2009.


  1. samathena

    samathena PetForums Newbie

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    hi all. i just put this in health and nut and got referred here.
    i have 3 17day old gsd x enlish bull pups. they keep trying to eat my kids food so i went to shop this morning and bought complete pup food, fresh chicken breast and fresh steak mince. ive soaked the food in water, so what next? which meat is best? raw or cooked? and how much? hope someone can help. sam x
     
  2. nat1979

    nat1979 PetForums VIP

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    Did you say 17 days old? (just under 2 1/2 weeks old)
     
  3. samathena

    samathena PetForums Newbie

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    yes. they will be 3 weeks on friday night. sam x
     
  4. ad_1980

    ad_1980 PetForums VIP

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    is it right for 3 week old pups to be fed solids so soon? don't know i'm not a breeder that's why i asked.:confused:
     
  5. nat1979

    nat1979 PetForums VIP

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    I have a 2 litters at the min 1 is 4 wks 2day and the others will be 4 wks on thu i started my pups off on whelpi milk and farleys rusks at 3 wks of age i make it like a paste then when they 4 wks old i start adding soaked mashed up beta puppy biscults with a little of nature diet puppy
    Then when they 5-6 wks old i start add differnt meat like tripe or beef with just the beta puppy biscult but not untill then
     
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  6. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    I personally dont start weaning them til 3 and a half to 4 weeks and they have weetabix for about a week then mashed puppy food of Nature diet and Burns dry
     
  7. nat1979

    nat1979 PetForums VIP

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    Sam
    Could i ask did you breed these pups?
    And also have you wormed them yet if so what did you use ?
     
  8. DevilDogz

    DevilDogz Guest

    Some puppies need weaning before others there isnt really a rule on it..

    I would say start with warm goats milk when you think they are lapping ok add warm goats milk to the puppy food and mush it..

    Imo raw is far better than cooked! Ours have been having raw tripe since they was 4weeks old..

    Also like Nat says have they been wormed and what was used...this could be another reason they are acting hungry...
    Also where is mum is she still feeding them!? is she in with them most of the day or not!?
     
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  9. *WillsTillsBills*

    *WillsTillsBills* PetForums Senior

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    Oooo please can we have pictures? :)

    Sorry I can't help with the food, we didn't get our bulldog puppy until he was 12wks
     
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