how to put fat on my puppy?

My puppy got taken away from his mama at 3 weeks which is to early and he is now about 11 weeks old and he is so skinny and thin. What can i do to fix this? i want him to be healthy and look it too. Also when i feed him he eats it so fast like he never eats. How do i fix this as well?

Asked by Member 1139507 on Nov 6th 2012 in Other Health & Wellness
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

What do you feed him? How many times a day do you feed him? If he has teeth coming in, you can get a good quality puppy kibble and soften it until it's mush and give it to him. Also, feeding him several times a day will help, 3 to 4 times a day. Good Luck with him. :)

Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 11/7/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Has this puppy been to the vet's yet? Most puppies are born with worms and if these are not treated they will certainly prevent them from gaining weight.
What are you feeding, how much and how often? Growing puppies need a quality puppy food, not something bought in the local grocery store. Depending on their breedm at eleven weeks they may need up to four cups per day, divided into three or four feedings. Quincy is 15 weeks old and he is eating SEVEN cups of Taste of the Wild puppy food each day. He is NOT overweight!
Puppies are growing fast and should not be fat!!
My first suggestion is to get this puppy to your vet, bring a stool sample to be checked for worms, and discuss his weight and feeding practices with your vet.
None of us here can see your puppy so we cannot tell what you consider skinny. Only your vet can do this.

Member 641257 answered on 11/7/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer