What's best to feed 8week pup?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Lolabear, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Lolabear

    Lolabear New Member

    Hey there, I've had my pup for two days, she's pretty small and I'm not sure if I've been told the wrong age, the youngest she could be is 6wks. The woman I bought her from told us lola wad eating softened biscuits but she won't eat them with us. I gave her a bit of puppy milk which she lapped up.... any ideas please as she seems rather skinny....
  2. DDSK

    DDSK Well-Known Member

    What breed is she?
    For a mastiff breed I woulg give large breed adult food chicken and grain free.
    As a puppy she is probably use to eating soft foods so I would use salt free beef broth to soften it up.
    Feed according to weight chart on the food bag.
    I would stay away from dairy products and puppy chow.
  3. Yamizuma

    Yamizuma Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness! It sounds like your wee babe may not be fully weaned yet. I am so not an expert, but it sounds like your wee one may still need mush. May I strongly suggest you see a vet very very soon, but for tonight, maybe mix the puppy milk you have with some ground dog kibble and warm water. You can whiz the kibble in a food processor or use warm water and microwave it to make it breakdown. And if actual expert folk on this forum weigh in, I defer to their expertise..

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  4. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    grind a boiled chicken leg quarter and soak some kibble in the broth mix some of ground chicken with some kibble ...... if you don't have a grinder use some boiled hamburger and kibble , I've yet to see a pup that didn't know what meat was for ......... you could make some milk for her , a can of condensed milk (unsweetened) , 8oz plain yogurt , one or two egg yolks , just the yolk , and 6-8oz of distilled water .......... check her for parasites
  5. Liz_M

    Liz_M Well-Known Member

    Agree with the others feed her whatever softened and ground up nutritious food she will eat...l'm not experienced with very young puppies either.
    I'm asuming the person you got her from gave you no vet records so she has probably not been wormed and at six weeks she's losing immunity from her dam's milk so she needs to be seen by a vet, evaluated, wormed and vaccinated right away.
    Puppy photos always appreciated here! Please let us know how she is doing.

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