We have an 11 week old Yorkie puppy “Murphy” (He weighs 1 lb. 8 oz.) and he was fine on puppy mixture of milk and Blue Buffalo puppy soft food. We wanted to begin him on dry food to keep him healthy. We started using Blue Buffalo puppy small breed kibble but he can’t keep it down. First he doesn’t seem to chew it. What he swallowed he immediately through up. We then tried mixing with different things to make soft. We tried water and milk and again this mixture he cannot keep down even if soft. Also tried processing it into smaller pieces and he still cannot keep this food down. Again, no problem with the puppy gruel which has the milk and protein mix. Since we got him at 8 weeks he gained 4 oz in weight. Everything else seems normal and he is very active. He just doesn’t seem to be able to eat dry food. Do we need to change brands? We would welcome any advise for our little “Murphy Blu”. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
- This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Karen D.
Please take your puppy to a veterinarian, asap.
And I would stop all milk products immediately. I would feed bland soft food only, no dry kibble for now.
See what the vet that examines him advises.
Don’t be foolish, puppies are vulnerable to dehydration and other things and can go down hill fast, get professional advice, not the internet.
I would probably start with switching foods. Do it slowly tho. Just introduce a new puppy food for him. Make sure they are small kibbles. And of course make sure he gets a vet check up and his puppy shots to keep him healthy. But yes it seems like the blue small breed puppy just isn’t aggreeing with him. Feeding canned isn’t bad either. It’s less prossessed than kibbled food and usually higher in meat content and will keep your puppy fuller longer.
If you insist on kibble, wellness core small breed, solid gold small breed, and nature’s variety puppy are good options to try. You can use canned food as a topper to make things more interesting for him. Make sure u start a teeth cleaning regime as well. Yorkies’ teeth tend to rot out of their heads no matter what you do but Getting him used to brushing them the sooner the better.
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