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Old 10-13-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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Our Jack Russell Puppies are 9 weeks old. We got them a week ago and had to take the smaller one, Samson, to the vet on Monday as there was some blood in his poo (sorry, hope you're not having breakfast! ). Anyway turned out we gave them too much food, had to moisten the food (didn't know that), etc... We were told wrongly to feed them twice a day but the vet said it should be four times and it seems a lot better for them now we feed them 4 times.
We also think that some of the treats we got them were the wrong type. Some have colourings in them and I was told that it should be avoided for puppies (they were tiny bones in various colours).
They are fed Beta Puppy, which I now moisten. Also the vet had advised cooked chicken for Samson in order for him to recover, and after 4 days of chicken, no more blood. We started to actually mixed the Beta food with chicken for Trooper too (his brother) as they seem to LOVE the chicken! (as well as giving them as treats)
Anyway, any advice on what food you give your puppies would be great. For instance, we (owners) eat a lot of veg and I am wondering what veg we could sometimes add to their food?... if any....

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welcome,
you seem to be doing, all the right things, for yr puppies.
I do not know the food you're giving the dogs but I'm sure people from England,will be able to help you.
Now,you're best bet,is to start training them.On a one to one basis and socialize them with people and other dogs as soon as possible.

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yes Beta is ok for the pups,

Am i assuming you have litter brothers here???
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welcome,
you seem to be doing, all the right things, for yr puppies.
I do not know the food you're giving the dogs but I'm sure people from England,will be able to help you.
Now,you're best bet,is to start training them.On a one to one basis and socialize them with people and other dogs as soon as possible.
Thanks. Well I am happy to say they are learning fast. They understand ''No'' very well.

They also seem to recognise their names. I am trying fetch and give but it's sinking in slowly in their little head.

I find they are ALWAYS hungry!!! They love treats. For instance, if I give them a treat, then they think I have more and keep coming back (which of course could just be natural behaviour). When they finish eating, they always want more food, but I give them the quantity as advised by the vet, and I checked on the packaging of the Beta food and think I am giving them the correct amount....

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yes Beta is ok for the pups,

Am i assuming you have litter brothers here???

Yes little brothers, same litter. We chose a male then fell for the runt of the litter, so ended up with two.... We first saw them when they were 2 weeks old, and waited till they were 8 weeks to take them home. That was a looong 6 weeks and we went to see them a few times.

They are sooo different though, in behaviour, play, etc... But when they cuddle up to each other when they're asleep, awwww, it's the best scene I could think of, cuties!

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also do your research on training syblings.
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Well, I read a bit about dog food and decided to buy a new brand on Saturday, especially for Samson and his delicate stomach and we were so pleased when we started to see the results today! We went for a healthier brand called ''James Wellbeloved''. We will keep the Beta food for Trooper, mixed with the Wellbeloved, as Trooper seem to be ok with food.
Thanks for your warning about dog food. Really informative.
I will still get them a cooked chicken every now and again to mix with their food as they loved it (the cooked meat, not the bones).

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