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What do I feed a 6 week red nose Pit Bull?
By guy from Brooklyn, NY
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.
This is what I do.
I have a 6 week old puppy. His name is Coffee; he is a Pit Bull mixed with Chihuahua. I just got him yesterday and they said he was 6 weeks old. They said he eats hard dog food (a puppy one), but he isn't eating. I've tried milk, hard puppy food, and soft. He isn't eating anything. I'm starting to get worried. He also has fleas. I showered him with Dawn and killed some, but am not sure if he still has some. What can I do to help him eat?
First off the puppy is so young and many people will say they eat dry dog food. You can check for his teeth. I think he is just getting them in and they aren't all the way in yet. Here's what you need to do to feed him for 2 more weeks:
Buy this: 1 can Carnation condensed milk unsweetened, 2 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 3/4 hot water, boiled and then cooled + 1 yogurt natural.
Mix these ingredients together in a pitcher. Now feed the dog with this milk. This is a formula for mother's milk. Dog's and cat's cat have human milk it is not good for them at all. You need to feed this to the dog for the next two weeks or so. But when you feed it to the dog it should be warmed.
You will also use this milk to soften his dry dog food. After he starts to drink this milk you'll feed him every 3 to 4 hours. Then you'll start to add his dry food to this formula.
As for fleas the Dawn dish soap is good for his showers, but you will also need to add vinegar to the water for this one. The vinegar will kill the fleas and the eggs the fleas have laid on the dog. It took me 2 weeks to get rid of fleas on a puppy my boyfriend brought home once. You can add the vinegar to his back and allow it to stay there 20 minutes, then comb him with a flea comb. Now rinse him off. You shouldn't bathing him with Dawn soap every time you clean him with vinegar it is hard on his skin and can cause him a rash.
Last, get him to the vet and start his shots. He needs to start his series of puppy shots to protect him. At 6 weeks old they will start the series and give him shots for the next 8 weeks. He should have shots every two weeks for the next 8 weeks to protect him from Parvo and other sicknesses.
I have a 6 week old pup named Buddy. He eats once a day; is this normal? Should he be fed before bedtime?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have a 6 week old puppy and he is already eating on his own. I was wondering if he can have regular milk for 2 more weeks until he is 8 weeks and if he can what do I do?
Cow's milk can cause diarrhea. I would ask the vet what he or she recommends.
Your puppy needs his mothers milk until he is 8 weeks old at least. Even though he is eating regular food too. Most importantly he needs to be with his mother and siblings until he is 8 weeks old to learn how to behave etc.
Do not give a dog anything other than mother's milk or a vet appoved mother's milk replacement product. Get the pup in to be established with the vet ASAP!
Prayers for a health pup and l lovely history together for you both!
You can also make a great homemade puppy milk replacement that is better than any brand on the market and you can know what is actually in it. Use the best ingredients. We have done this with numerous puppies. Once we had to bottle feed ten puppies and no way was I going to give them food from a can that was like an old coke can made from an industry that is not at all regulated by the fda in any way. I use evaporated milk, egg yolks, plain whole fat yogurt, kayro syrup, a bit of distilled water and vitasol infant vitamin drops. This makes great puppy milk replacement! You can add mayo as well. This way you can make sure your puppy is getting all organic food too! (If you want to)
What can I feed my 6 week old runt puppy? Does he still need milk and puppy food that is softened? And how many times a day should I feed him?