Feeding the Puppies
For a puppy, mother dog’s milk is the best, providing them with their daily nutritional requirements. But if the pup is rescued, doesn’t have a mother o can’t receive a mother dog’s milk, consult a vet at the Mount Pleasant veterinary centre about your pup’s nutritional requirements. A number of vet centers and healthcare groups offer canine milk replacement formulas to ensure better health of the pup. But it may cause diarrhea, so discuss the same with your vet. Also, feed the pup every few hours or so to ensure that they aren’t hungry. Pups will also need a heater or a warm towel wrapped around them.
Amount of Food
Determining the amount of food that your pup needs is crucial for their survival and development! You can consult your vet for the same. Newborn pups should have feedings every few hours and after four weeks you should nurse their transition towards solid food. Use dry puppy kibbles in warm milk for the same.
Never over-handle a newborn puppy, particularly during the first two weeks and keep them warm at this time.
We at Mount Pleasant offer routine and emergency care for pets, including dogs. Visit our website to find the nearest center in your area.