Feeding puppies from three weeks old: scheme - Wikipet
From three weeks you can start feeding puppies. How to properly feed puppies from three weeks old? What is the feeding scheme?
First of all, it is worth noting that for feeding puppies from three weeks old, feeds are used in a porridge or liquid form. In fact, the puppies are given the food that they will consume after weaning. And if we talk about feeding the puppies straight, the ingredients should be beaten to the consistency of the liquid puree in a blender. Also, many manufacturers supply the market with ready-made mixtures for feeding puppies of this age.
The mixture for feeding puppies for three weeks should be given fresh and heated to a temperature of 38 - 39 degrees. As a rule, at first three weeks old puppies react poorly to food, because they are still fed with mother's milk. However, it is worth starting to eat alone, the rest will join.
You can attract the baby to lure - for example, gently bring them to the bowl, finger smear the nose of the puppy or putting a little feed in his mouth. But coercion is strictly unacceptable!
Scheme for feeding puppies from three weeks old
As for the amount of feed, the reference point here is the appetite of the kids. Different dogs have different amounts of milk, so there can be no clear recommendations. Puppies should eat all the lure. If they did not manage, then the amount of food for the next feeding should be reduced. They also reduce the amount of complementary foods if puppies have diarrhea.
Feeding puppies with a three-week-old is carried out separately from the bitch so that they calmly eat. Feeding is given on a flat plate.
If puppies of three weeks are still fed with breast milk, it is enough to feed them 3 times a day (every 8 to 10 hours).