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Feeding a 6 Week Old Puppy

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A six week old puppy is a bit young to be away from its mother. Feeding it in lieu of it being nursed, may require some experimentation and special food for awhile. This is a guide about feeding a 6 week old puppy.
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May 17, 2010

What do I feed a 6 week red nose Pit Bull?

By Guy from Brooklyn, NY

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May 18, 20100 found this helpful
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I like to mix a good puppy food with some evaporated milk, and a little bit of Karo syrup the light kind and one drop of infant vitamins if you have it. I put a 1/4 teaspoon or less olive oil in this, also.

I also put in a couple teaspoons of real mayonnaise, if he can't chew up the moist food. This is a good all around formula for kittens and puppies minus any solid food.

If they ever seem dehydrated give a little home made Pedialyte with it for them.

Soon they will be eating all they can get and you can gradually decrease the evaporated milk and just use water. After they get on solid food, then it is time to let them go through a pill pocket a day until the whole package is gone and put one drop of infant vitamins in one pill pocket per day. They will have a really good start that way.

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This is what I do.

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January 1, 20150 found this helpful

I have a 6 week old pup named Buddy. He eats once a day; is this normal? Should he be fed before bedtime?

By Candy

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January 1, 20150 found this helpful
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Puppies eat three meals a day like humans do. When you say he eats once per day, do you mean you only feed him once per day, or he refuses to eat more than once per day? If he won't eat more than once per day you are feeding him too much at one time. Spread out the food over three meals.

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April 10, 2017

My husband brought home a Pit Bull puppy. I have no clue how old she is. They said she was ready to go with us. I thought it wasn't till 8 weeks, but she looks so much smaller than 8 weeks. I'm thinking she's maybe 5 weeks going on 6 maybe. Anyways they sent her with milk substitute, but didn't tell him how much to give or how often. Tonight is night 3 and she hasn't eaten since this afternoon and has been sleeping. Do I need to wake her and feed her? I'm so lost with this new puppy. Also does anyone have any suggestions on what type of food to get her on dry or wet? Any help is appreciated also any tips for fleas and worms. I am trying to get her into a clinic that doesn't cost a fortune too.

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April 10, 20170 found this helpful
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From Cesar Milan: By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food. Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ¾ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ½ cup three times a day.

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February 16, 20120 found this helpful

I just got a 6 week old Bugg, that's a Boston/Pug cross, 2 days ago. She's very little, a pound maybe. Everyone is saying she looks younger. I got her 1-12 month dry puppy food, but my husband just told me puppy food is by weight not just age. I'm new at having a small puppy, I never had one this small.

What should I be feeding her? The first night I gave her food she ate it all, then 2 hours later puked it up. After that she's doing great and she's even fatter now. I think she's the runt. She got her first shots and worming with the owner of the mother dog. Please tell me anything I should know about small dogs. I have books on Bostons, but just can't find them.

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February 16, 20120 found this helpful
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Yeah if it is younger than 6 weeks, then it should not be eating hard food yet. I would get canned dog food, or specialized puppy soft food.

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