|Barked: Tue Aug 14, '12 10:14pm PST |
|I started providing ground kibble mixed with warm formula when my puppies were about 2.5 weeks old. They mostly played in it, but they did start to try it. They at that until about 6.5 weeks when I switched to soaking the kibble in hot water to soften it and adding canned food. I've never heard of premium kibble being too rich for puppies. In fact, Dogster Toto, who has been helping me out a lot, told me she weans her pups on to freeze-dried raw food. YUM! I weaned my pups onto Fromm puppy food. They are 8 weeks old now. Now they're eating Taste of the Wild's lamb formula, which is All Life Stages. I do mix it with a little bit of canned to get them started. I tried to feed them a donated bag of Eukanuba Naturally Wild, but they won't touch it. None of the dogs in my house are interested in it, so I am not sure if it's just weird, or if there's something wrong with it.
I was very lucky to have a mom who really self-weaned her puppies. She just decided that around 5 weeks she didn't want to nurse them any more and she wanted to hang out with me. I had to convince her to lay down long enough for the puppies to eat. At first the puppies tried to hold out until they got to nurse, but I backed off on convincing mom to nurse them and increased the puppies' activity level. Then they decided to eat more .
Now that they are 8 weeks she's totally dried up and she's going in to be spayed on Friday.
|my posts | my page | msg me | my family's posts | gift me | become pals|| [notify]|