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Feeding 4 week old pups

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by amy_lou_79, Jan 3, 2008.


  1. amy_lou_79

    amy_lou_79 PetForums Junior

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    My puppies are 4 weeks old. When should I start weaning them as they are showing an interest in Mum's food and I have had to move it so they can't get to it.
    Also should they be having water?
     
  2. carol

    carol PetForums VIP

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    i would start to give them mashed up puppy food now
    i also give wheatabix's with semi skimmed milk in the morning
    its a messy start when they just learning they go swimming in it
    but its fun
     
  3. amy_lou_79

    amy_lou_79 PetForums Junior

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    Shall give the weetabix a whirl then!
    What about water to drink?
     
  4. sallyanne

    sallyanne Guest

    We give ours raw mince beef mashed up with warm water,creamed rice pudding,then when there a little older we start them on a complete food such as burns mini bites puppy bites,again soaked in water.
    We also give Lactol.You can try water but don't give cows milk.
     
  5. bullyb

    bullyb PetForums VIP

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    i start giving mine puppy food at 3 weeks, just a little bit of rice pudding or ready break to start, then onto beta puppy soaked in water. by 5 weeks i mix some raw mince through it. i usually have my puppies off the mother by 5-6 weeks. when you start giving them solid food put some water down, splash a little in their mouths, they might not take it at first, but will eventually, hope this helps...:D

    p.s. expect some mess!!!! haha!
     
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