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Old 09-03-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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Please Anyone Help My 4 Week 3 Day Old Pups R Not Geting The Milk Off Mum I Tried The Other Day To Introduce Food And All Went Well But My Baby Decided That If I Was Gonna Feed Them Then Hey Why Should She Bother,they Have Just Started Coming Out Of Cage And And Looking For Mum But She Dont Wont To Know,i Not Sure Wot To Do As Its First Lot Of Pups,ive Got Quilt Ready And Gonna Sleep Downstairs Just In Case Of Other Dogs With Big Paws,lol
But Tried The Food Soaked And Added Goats Milk But Now Im Stuck Please Any Help Will Do...

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Call your Vet and see what he/she advises.

There is milk replacement you can buy. Your pups should be ready to eat wet food soon too. Best wishes and plesae keep us informed.

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Lots Of People Have Told Me To Stay Away From Wet Food But I Think If I Opened A Can And Gave It The Pups They Would Lap It Up .but Would They Get The Runns Or Would It Be Ok, I Have Have Bean Trying Soke Dry Puppy Food Mixed With Bit Of Goats Milk But They Dont Seem Bothered Also Mum Has Not Bothered Since,she Bothered In Every Way But Food.

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Soak dry puppy chow in a mixture of water and the goats milk or puppy replacement formula and mix it in a blender or stir it thoroughly until it is the consistency of thin oatmeal.

Sit down with the pups next to the bowl, put some of the food on your finger and let the pup lick it off. Gradually bring your finger down to the bowl as the pup is licking the food off of it. Once the pup has discovered the food in the bowl and tasted it, it should begin lapping the mixture on it's own.

Puppies aren't used to bending down for their food; they expect it to be at eye level.

If they're not ready to begin eating on their own, use a large eye dropper to feed them until they get the idea.

You'll need to feed them at least 4 times a day.

Good luck. Let us know how they're doing.
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Good advice above! Good luck with your babies. They're at an age where if they get hungry enough, they're going to eat that food. You just need to teach them how to lap it up. Hang in there. They'll get the idea soon.
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Lots Of People Have Told Me To Stay Away From Wet Food But I Think If I Opened A Can And Gave It The Pups They Would Lap It Up .but Would They Get The Runns Or Would It Be Ok, I Have Have Bean Trying Soke Dry Puppy Food Mixed With Bit Of Goats Milk But They Dont Seem Bothered Also Mum Has Not Bothered Since,she Bothered In Every Way But Food.
A small amount of wet food should not hurt them. Are they eating any puppy food yet ?

What does you Vet recommend? I would just call you do not need to take them in. A ring costs nothing but can save you so much heartache. I am lucky to have a Vet that will spend the tiem telling me exactly what to do for a problem if he feel is is treatable by me at home.

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I would get them either Nature's menu puppy food (available in Tesco) or Naturediet puppy food you can get this in [email protected] are wet foods,but they are a fab natural food,no additives or colours just meat,rice and veggies,when Travis breeder starts weaning her pups she uses gluten free baby rusks made with goats milk,to start off she poured it onto big trays and stood the puppies in the food and they would clean the food off each other.Good luck
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