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Caring for a 5 Week Old Puppy

How do you care for a very small 5 week old puppy?

By Jeisha from florida

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Caring for a 5 Week Old Puppy

Wow, 5 weeks old is very, very young to be away from its litter mates. A lot of dogs end up with biting problems because they leave their litters too young. They learn about the consequences of biting from playing with their brothers and sisters, but I'm going to assume it was not your choice to get a pup so young. Back to feeding, I feed pups that young dry puppy chow from Purina and I mix it with Alpo puppy food. Just enough canned food to coat the dry. Too much canned food will give it diarrhea. I don't know how big the pup is, but give him enough four times a day to fill him up and then let him have as much dry food as he or she wants. Eventually you'll be able to just feed dry food which I think is the best for dogs. I have raised Australian Shepherds for the last 8 years and my dogs stay on Puppy Chow until their 9 months old. Sure hope this helps you out. (08/25/2009)

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