The Puppies, a question?

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Postby msvette2u » June 15th, 2006, 4:40 pm

I know they are quite young(3 weeks is our guess).
They are doing really pretty good physically, but I don't know if it's bad for a puppy not to have all the sucking that they do though? I know that sounds odd but you know how human babies suck their thumbs or a pacifier or something, well when bottle feeding these they are full, tummys tight as ticks but they want to continue to suck.
Anyway they are lapping from a bowl and not too shabbily so they aren't going to die, physically they are OK but I don't know if the not sucking thing is going to be a problem?
And should I try to get them onto kibble soaked in puppy milk soon and if so what age?
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Postby SpiritFngrz » June 15th, 2006, 5:23 pm

At almost 3 weeks I was giving mine watery puppy can food with the milk replacer. Because it had some substance to it they were sucking it off the plate. I did this with them because the bottle thing didn't work- they didn't really like it.
maybe at 5 weeks try the kibble soaked in puppy milk.
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Postby msvette2u » June 15th, 2006, 5:47 pm

Thank you!!! I do have some canned food, I'll start it maybe in a day or two. Their poops are really good, sightly soft but with form, so no runs or anything. Amazingly healthy little beasts!
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Postby SpiritFngrz » June 15th, 2006, 5:48 pm

That's great!! :clap:
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