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Tube Feeding - how much to give them?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by beagirl, Apr 9, 2011.


  1. beagirl

    beagirl PetForums Junior

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    Hi again everyone.

    Day 4 and pups all still with us and doing much better now i've started with the tube feeding. All pups have put on weight since yesterday.

    I'm giving them 6mls each about every 3 hours. But not sure if this is enough??
    They are cocker spaniels around 310-340g.

    Thanks

    Nicola x
     
  2. beagirl

    beagirl PetForums Junior

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    it's royal canine stage 1 milk i'm using. :0)
     
  3. Ridgielover

    Ridgielover PetForums Senior

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    With such new pups, I'd probably be feeding every 2 hours. What guidance is there on the package?
     
  4. Tanya1989

    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    I would do 6 mls every 1.5-2 hours personally.
     
  5. beagirl

    beagirl PetForums Junior

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    It's kind of vague on the instructions says at newborn for adult size 11-25kg feed 5-20mls 8 times a day.

    so they'd be about 15kg adult - i though maybe 5-7 mls ev 3hours, but was scared to give them too much at once.

    Will keep with the 6mls and start feeding them more frequently. Thanks. :0)
     
    #5 beagirl, Apr 9, 2011
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