Best thing to feed a 7 week old very small Cheagle

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    Tami M
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    We just adopted a small 7 week old Cheagle and I am trying to find the best food for her. The previous owners were feeding puppy chow but I want to know what the best food for her is and if I should be giving her any milk replacement because of her age. Thanks!

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    anon101
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    Ideally the puppy should not leave it’s mother and littermates till at least 8 weeks of age.
    Ten to twelve weeks would be ideal.
    I am surprised that the pup even knows how to eat.

    If she is tolerating her current diet, do not change her food for at least a month.

    Do not add any “milk replacement” but I would soften her kibble with water, you can soak it in the fridg overnight to make sure she is getting adequate hydration.

    Please find a local vet and schedule her first appointment asap for advice and guidance.

    Puppies are very vulnerable to illness and disease. You need to set up a schedule for puppy shots and such. http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/new-aaha-canine-vaccine-guidelines-importance-being-date

    Good info here http://skeptvet.com/Blog/category/nutrition/

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    anon101
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    I would not make any changes in diet for at least a month. You can presoak the kibble in the fridg overnight in water to make sure the pup is getting adequate nutrition.
    Ideally the pup should stay with it’s mother and littermates till at least 10 weeks.

    I would make an appointment with a local vet asap to discuss a vaccination schedule and general advice and guidance.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/know-how_pets-livestock_pet-care_pet-deworming-schedule-for-dogs-and-cats (excerpt below)
    At the age of 8 weeks, your puppy should get its first distemper / parvo combination vaccine, or 5-in-1 vaccine. It is also time to give the puppy the first dewormer to eliminate intestinal parasites such as roundworm or hookworm.

    PS: No milk additives!

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    Fromm gold puppy is a good puppy food with a nice, small kibble.

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    Susan
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    Hi Tami,

    Goats Milk is really good for puppies look at “Answers Fermented Raw”
    https://www.answerspetfood.com

    Dogs are likely to take better to goats milk than cow’s milk. Young puppies can thrive on a formula made with raw goats milk. … Young puppies learning to eat solid food often eat better when goats milk is added to their wet food.

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    InkedMarie
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    What kind of mix is a Cheagle? Beagle something or other?

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by  InkedMarie.
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