Your puppy has been on a diet meatloaf, which is slow cooked beef/chicken mince, rice, diced vegetable and water. We feed the puppies 3 times a day until they are 10 weeks of age. After that, they have 2 meals a day.
Make sure that each day, you empty his water bowl, clean, rinse and refill.
You can also supplement every other day, raw chicken wings or chicken necks for the Marrowbone after 6 months.
NOTE: Chicken necks can be a chocking hazard for your puppy, if given too young and not crushed. If you would like to feed your puppy Raw Chicken Necks, PLEASE make sure they are cut up into bite size pieces or crushed, so that they do not get stuck in the throat.
NEVER feed your puppy the following as they are very harmful to dogs:
- Cooked Bones of ANY kind
- No Fish Bones of ANY kind or small bones that can be swallowed whole
- Onions, Garlic and any other “Onion Family” item
- Corn Cobs
- Grapes, Dried grapes
In the case you need to change your puppy’s food per your veterinarian’s recommendation, please make sure it is not within 2 weeks of travel, as he is already under the stress of relocation.
If your puppy has travelled to you, interstate or internationally, the transport can cause him to have a bit of an upset tummy.
The best meal for your puppy, that is easy on his tummy, is cooked white rice mixed with cooked boneless chicken thigh/breast for the first few days up to one week. This is the mildest diet that you can give to your puppy and is recommended for any puppy who has recently had to travel.
Once your puppy has settled in, you should then start gradually putting him back on his original diet as outlined below. Please check with your vet for directions on how to gradually change your puppy’s food.
Please check with your vet for directions on how to gradually change your puppy’s food over. NEVER instantly change your puppy’s food unless instructed by your veterinarian.