what can we feed 2 week old puppies?
mom had 12 pups in the liter, she appears to have no milk, what can we feed the puppies?
on May 1st 2010
in Food & Nutrition
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I would contact your vet ASAP to see what they recommend. Two week old puppies are very fragile. So I would call them now.
Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 5/1/10. Helpful? / 0
I second the contact your vet... there are shots they can give the mom to help her produce milk, and they will have the correct formulas for the babies... you need to do this ASAP since they will die quickly without help. Take mom along as she most likely needs a good checkup and x-rays to make sure she has not retained any placentas or worse.
If you're unable to see a vet, you can hand feed them. They have formula at walmart, petsmart, etc. I've done this several times.
A vet knows best!
As another poster has said you can bottle feed puppies with formula from Petsmart, Petco, or Walmart. They have special formula just for puppies.
Good luck with these babies! If you do have to bottle feed you will have to do so every 2-4 hours.
Maverick answered on 5/1/10. Helpful? / 0