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Unread 02-06-2009, 11:01 PM   #11
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Canned milk with water to weaken it will NOT hurt a dog or my puppies I wean them on. I cannot get goats milk anymore around here. I have to use this or Esplac powder milk to make for the puppies I wean and they do not always like it. I do often buy regular made at Wal Mart puppy milk, very expensive if I have alot of pups to wean. I have found the canned milk watered down some works fine for whatever you need it for, if it weans good little puppies, it will not harm a dog. Try it. Use a tbsp of Karo to sweeten it, but I usually do not need to even do that unless I am bottle feeding and yes, I have used it with sterlized water to feed orphaned puppies fine.
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Hi Gang just a quickie I was going to add a sprinkling of this milk to Nipper's food it's rich in vitamin D is this harmful as it's only a very small amount that i would add it wouldn't be swiming in it though
Shortly after weaning, as the puppies switch over to solid food, their digestive enzyme production shifts toward processing solid foods and not milk. As a result, dogs become less tolerant of milk products as they grow. They can still have dairy, obviously, but they don't get as much from it, and many dogs become lactose intolerant. They do much better with cultured milk products, like yogurt and cheese, but even then, limited quantities are best, as they can still have gas and/or diarrhea from too much at one time. Dogs tolerate goat milk better than cow milk, but it is best to give them dairy in the form of a few shavings of cheese or a dollop of yogurt as a treat. Is there a particular reason why Nipper needs added vitamin D, over what might be in her regular food?
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its very high in sugar could you not give a boiled egg to get the vit D Im no expert though and if your only giving a smidgen then it will probably be ok but Im sure someone with more knowledge on this will let you know

Id like some though its lovely
You might be thinking of sweetened condensed milk, which is very high in sugar. Evaporated milk doesn't have added sugar. A boiled egg is a great addition to the diet, as long as it doesn't become a primary ingredient. The shells can be toasted to a golden color, and then ground to a powder in a mortar, and they become a free calcium supplement.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #13
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Yes I was thinking of evaporated milk

Toasted egg shells sound like a good idea none of ours can tollorate cows or goats milk can only tollorate small amounts of yogurt and cheese

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Shortly after weaning, as the puppies switch over to solid food, their digestive enzyme production shifts toward processing solid foods and not milk. As a result, dogs become less tolerant of milk products as they grow. They can still have dairy, obviously, but they don't get as much from it, and many dogs become lactose intolerant. They do much better with cultured milk products, like yogurt and cheese, but even then, limited quantities are best, as they can still have gas and/or diarrhea from too much at one time. Dogs tolerate goat milk better than cow milk, but it is best to give them dairy in the form of a few shavings of cheese or a dollop of yogurt as a treat. Is there a particular reason why Nipper needs added vitamin D, over what might be in her regular food?

You might be thinking of sweetened condensed milk, which is very high in sugar. Evaporated milk doesn't have added sugar. A boiled egg is a great addition to the diet, as long as it doesn't become a primary ingredient. The shells can be toasted to a golden color, and then ground to a powder in a mortar, and they become a free calcium supplement.
Hi Vagreys no reason it just makes a nice change from carrots in her kibble and it just a little in her food and it's not regular either it's more a treat than a permanant ingredient
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we had a little westie years ago he was my first dog he couldnt tollorate dog food as he had very bad westie disease the skin problem and all dog food set this off so he would have rice krispies and al ittle milk in the mornings a roast dinner on a sunday and the family meal some nights without the sauces and salts etc.. and lambs tongues and fish scrammbled eggs with some unbuttered toast on other meals with veggies he had little treats of ice cream yogurt and custard now a days it might seem an awful diet but it is a little bit like BARF but not raw and the treats are not so good and he lived till he was 14 years old when at 1 yr old we were told to expect to lose him within the next 6 months as he was so poorly and my mum did give him evaporated milk just a little I checked with her as this thread bought back a memory of him

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Hi Vagreys no reason it just makes a nice change from carrots in her kibble and it just a little in her food and it's not regular either it's more a treat than a permanant ingredient
Ah. Well, a treat now and then isn't going to be a problem, but understand that it is a treat and don't rationalize it as a source of vitamins. You want to be very careful about supplementing vitamins, anyway. It doesn't take much Vitamin D, at all, to become toxic to a dog. So, if you are feeding a food that already contains vitamin and mineral supplements, be careful about additional supplements.

Remember that evaporated milk is intended to be cut 1:1 with water for use as milk. If Nipper turns out to be intolerant of milk, she will be twice as intolerant of undiluted evaporated milk.
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I used to use it diluted with warm water to mix with the ready brek I used to wean my Burmese kittens onto, it made a terrible mess, the kittens would skate in it, then walk it all over the floor and if you didnt clean it up straight away it dried like concrete, this had nothing to do with the fact it was mixed with evaporated milk, but was caused by the consistency of the mixed ready brek, this post has again nothing to do with the question, but just reminded me of this.

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