Bowser/Ludo/Gimli

How often should I bottle feed a 3 week old puppy?

I have a shitzu/papillion mix puppy who is very very small and will not be larger than 4 pounds. He is 3 weeks and I would like to know how often and how much formula in ounces for every feed should I feed him?


Asked by Bowser/Ludo/Gimli on Sep 19th 2009 in Other Food & Nutrition
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Vinnie My Guardian Angel

First, Why do you have a 3 week old puppy? That is far too young for a pup to be taken away from his mom.
Since you do (I assume), feed milk w/ a bottle dropper every 2-3-4 hours. If, you want the little guy to live.. If you don't care, he will not survive.
How can you have a 3 week old puppy? Don't you know that's far too young for a pup to be away from it's mommy?
However,feed every 2 to 3 hours, milk formula, with a bottle dropper, or a tiny bottle. Milk/ high protein. FEED!


Vinnie My Guardian Angel answered on 9/20/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


B.J., CGC

DO NOT USE MILK..... it doesn't have the proper nutrients. You need to use a formula made for puppies such as esbilac or just born, available at your vet's office or some better pet stores.


B.J., CGC answered on 9/20/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Boston

PMR is what you need. Its a puppy replacement milk. Found in some pet stores but mostly at vet clinics. Its one of the best out there for formula puppy milk. I used the KMR which is the kitten version for Sasha as I found her smaller then my hand near death at my door. Thats what I fed her. She is almost a year and bigger then I thought shed get! So its good stuff. It comes in powder version which is the kind you have to make yourself or the canned liquid already made version.


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Guest

1st off a Pap/Shitzu WILL mature out at larger than 4 lbs...If he doesn't it is only because he is sickly!
2nd this pup NEEDS it's mother still!!...If that isn't possible get to the vet for puppy milk replacer & guidance on feedign & caring for the pup!
This is just too sad.


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