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Male Join date : 2013-04-23
Location : Philippines

PostSubject: 3 weeks old puppy.    Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:39 pm

Can i start giving my 3 week old husky pups with puppy dog food ? ill just put some milk to soften it .its it advisable or not ?

thank you
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Join date : 2012-06-13
Location : Denver, CO

PostSubject: Re: 3 weeks old puppy.    Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:38 am

A 3 week old puppy should still be with it's mother and getting her milk. If you are talking about the dog in your picture, that puppy looks much older than 3 weeks.
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Join date : 2013-05-18

PostSubject: Re: 3 weeks old puppy.    Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:12 pm

Please, please let that be a typo.
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Male Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas

PostSubject: Re: 3 weeks old puppy.    Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:12 pm

Since the OP's native language isn't English (Tagalog??) and the picture of the puppy in in his avatar looks older than 3 weeks I'm assuming that he meant that the puppy has been with him for three weeks. I'm assuming the puppy is somewhere between 10-12 weeks which would reasonably fit with the avatar.

And my answer to your question: There's no reason not to moisten his food, but warm fresh water would be better since many dogs are lactose intolerant (don't do well with milk products). If he's eating well, and his stool is good though, there's no real reason to moisten it though.
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Female Join date : 2015-06-16
Location : Kansas City

PostSubject: Re: 3 weeks old puppy.    Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:43 pm

Could you verify that you truly do mean 3 weeks of age? It's a sad fact of life that sometimes dams fail to nurse. My family has run into this problem with goats and cows before, but we have never had a litter of puppies. Definitely talk to your vet first. They often have formulas for them and can give you more specific guidance.

I found this quick guide: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2108&aid=863

EDIT: This one is good too: http://www.fidosavvy.com/how-to-bottle-feed-puppies.html

"By the time the puppies are 3 weeks old, 4 feeds a day is enough, and weaning can begin at around 4 weeks of age. Puppies who are under a month old need approx. 3.5 - 3.75 calories per ounce of body weight, every 24 hours. So, for example, a 6oz puppy would need approx 22.5 calories per day."
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Female Join date : 2013-12-04
Location : Idaho

PostSubject: Re: 3 weeks old puppy.    Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:01 pm

The pictures are of his dog he got when it was 3-4 months old in 2013. In his more recent post he says that his own dog got pregant so thats where the pups come from. So sounds like they are still with there mother and he just also wants to give them food.
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Female Join date : 2012-10-31
Location : Spokane WA

PostSubject: Re: 3 weeks old puppy.    Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:54 pm

3-4 weeks is typical to start introducing regular food. You will need to soften it and mash it into a slop/meal. DO NOT use cow milk to soften the kibble, either use plain water or goat milk (which is easier on the tummy).
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