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Q: how much food do i feed a 6week old puppie?

September 8, 2008 | By stacy t. | 8 answers | Expired: 2139 days ago

stacy t.

she seems to be getting the runs and im tryin to train her to not go to the bathroom i her kenel and wait until morning. im only giving her food when i get up and about 7 at night but im thinking i might be giving her too much food? she probably only weighs about 5#s.

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Paws4acause
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Sep 09, 2008

I agree this puppy needs its mama. Take your pup to the vet to make sure your pup is healthy. You may have to bottle feed your pup.
They sell fake mom dogs and cats in Petsmart now. I recieved one as a donation and donated it to a day old kitten. There really surragate mom dogs. They have a warming pouch a place for the bottle and a heart that beats.( all fits in the belly) Only the nipple sticks out so the puppy can nurse and feel it is with its mom still. They sell puppy milk at stores( petsmart, petco,feed stores, even walmart i think)

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Ethel02
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Sep 08, 2008

First thing to do is get her to a Vet and have her checked, they will tell you to bring a stool sample, No matter where I get my dog and no matter what they tell me about her health she is at the Vet the same week (I have 3 females) she should have had a week or two more with her mother, I don't know the breed or what size she should e a pup usually get fed 3 small meals a day, as adults mine get fed 2X, make sure you get a high quality kibble, not grocery store food and Iams is awful for your dog, try and find a holistic food no fillers if you do get a brand like that feed 1/2 of what the bag tells you, mine are on holistic they are BIG dogs reular food would be 2 cups in am & 2 in pm now they are 1 in am & 1 in pm, good luck

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Pam
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Pam

Sep 08, 2008

If the puppy is only six weeks old, it is much to young to be away from it's mother. Ask your vet how much food to feed her and how many times a day. At six weeks her little bladder is to small for her to hold it. She may need to be let out a few times threw out the night. If you make her try to hold it this early, she will wind up with bladder infections, urinary track infections, bowel problems, you name it.

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Vicki T.
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Sep 08, 2008

Your puppy is too young to be away from it's mom. As kadiquilts stated: typically, they should stay with the mom until at least 8 wks of age. I actually agree with all of the answers everyone has given. Puppies do not have good bladder control until they are about 4-5 months old, and even still, they'll have accidents. Your puppy may need to be wormed, also, but don't try buying something in a pet store, or grocery store. Those products can be very harmful to a puppy so young. It's always better to get your puppy checked out by a vet and get his shots so he doesn't come down with Parvo, Distemper, Caronavirus, Kennel Cough, etc. Your vet can tell you what to feed your puppy and how much.

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Rhonda S.
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Sep 08, 2008

Puppies are like babies, they will have to go potty in the middle of the night because their bladders aren't big enough to hold it in for long. You have to get up with them to let them out of the crate for several weeks.

The runs could be caused by intestinal infections which is sometimes common with puppies. They may also have worms which is common. Take your baby to the vet to rule them out. If they have an infection and put on meds, that will cause the runs too until it is cleared up.

The food you are feeding them may cause the runs too. Not every puppy food agrees with every dog. It takes trial and error to find one that they will be able to digest properly.

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Sep 08, 2008

Shes to young to be away from mommy and littermates, both emotionally and physically. Make sure she has been dewormed. If she has a hard time chewing the hard food you will need to wet it down for her into a mush. Her digestive tract may not be ready for hard food yet. She will need to be feed 3-4 times a day so she doesn't inhale her food and cause more digestive problems. Keep her on a high quality puppy food and don't give her any other food. Things should get better as she gets around 8weeks of age. Off of the subject, you will need to socialize her like crazy with other dogs and people. Dogs who are taken away from thier mom to early (before 8 weeks) usually develope bad behaviors such as dog aggression, not knowing bite inhabition, fear, seperation anxiety and phobias. You can counter this but you are going to need to socialize her and train her like crazy. When she is 8 weeks, get her into a puppy class and continue thru off leash! She will need to be exposed to different dogs and people and situations. For the future, no responsible breeder will let thier pups go before 8 weeks of age. Best of luck!

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Sep 08, 2008

I would recommend feeding a high quality puppy food--nothing from a grocery store. Spread the amount over 2-3 feedings. Also, I would have your vet check for worms.

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Kadiquilts
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Sep 08, 2008

Puupies typically stay with their mother until they are eight weeks old. Your vet should be able to recommend the proper amount of food to give your puppy. At the very least the suggested meal portions should be stated on the container (bag, etc). When I got my puppy, I fed her twice a day in small portions.

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