Never change your puppy’s diet instantly. A change of diet in the first few weeks of a puppy going to their new home can quickly lead to gastro, diarrhoea, dehydration and an expensive visit to the vet. It is important that you continue to feed your puppy the diet they have been fed here. Once they are old enough, you can gradually introduce the food you choose.
We feed our puppies Blackhawk Puppy Lamb & Rice dry food. Either the small or medium variety. Both are fine to use.
Have a bowl of this dry food available at all times for the puppy to pick on. Some puppies
prefer a soaked mixture of this food. Soak the dry food in boiling water to make it soft and
feed it to the puppy once it has cooled to a warm temperature. If your puppy prefers this soaked
food to the “dry” dry food, then continue feeding this once a day until 16 weeks of age. If your
puppy prefers the “dry” dry food, then don’t bother making the soaked food.
Your puppy will like chicken necks and meaty bones that you buy from your local butcher but wait a few wekks before slowly introducing these into your puppy’s diet.
Water and dry food should always be available to your puppy but don’t feed your adult dog solely on dry food.
Do not feed your puppy cow’s milk because you will give your puppy diarrhoea.
Give your dog some variety once they are old enough like
Fresh Meat Mince
Meaty bones are an essential source of calcium and protein for dogs, and they will happily chew them for hours. The bones have two benefits. They will occupy your dog when they are bored, and they will do wonders for their dental health.
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