How to feed a puppy without a mother
Article about how to feed the puppy in the first month of life, if he was left without a mother.
The appearance in the home a puppy is always a great joy for all. But how and what to feed this kid, if not his own mother? First, we need to strictly understand that although the dog is considered a friend of man, but man still is not, therefore, feed him delicacies from his table it is impossible.
Newborn puppy and a newborn baby in the first two months of life should eat only milk. Secondly, feed the puppy needs every 3.5 hours starting at 6.30 and finishing at 12 midnight.
Today in pet stores served a number of bitch milk substitutes to fill all the nutritional elements needed the little puppy (Lactazor, Royal Canin Mini, Welpenmilch). To prepare the mixture you need to follow the instructions on the package.
But if it is not possible to purchase this product, you can prepare the following mixture: 250 gr. boiled cow’s milk, add one raw egg yolk and a drop of lemon juice or you can add dry milk powder. All mixes must give the baby then cooled to a temperature of 38 degrees.
There are neskolkovariantov feeding the puppy . using a syringe on the end instead of a needle wear rubber tube, or a bottle with a nipple, in which you need to do a few holes so that the puppy was comfortable to nurse. If the puppy refuses the proposed mixture, it should drop him a couple drops on the tongue, after that it is easy to take the bottle. The most convenient posture for the puppy during feeding will be, if you put it on the tummy, head a little lift.
You should never overfeed your pet, in case of refusal of food, it is better to miss one feeding. But if it is longer, and will not take food, you should consult the vet.
When the puppy turns 4.5 weeks, you can enter in the diet of meat, boiled fish, scrolled in a meat grinder green. To avoid huge diversity in the diet, as puppy food is assimilated more easily if it is monotonous.
Most importantly, you can give the little puppy, in addition to feeding is, of course, love, affection and care, and the puppy will grow up happy and strong.