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Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!
Getting a puppy a 6 weeks
Join date : 2018-08-19
Location : Miami,FL
|Subject: Getting a puppy a 6 weeks Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:42 am|| |
So I've been looking to get a husky since I was 17 but its like every breeder in Miami that I come across is trying to get give them away earlier than they are supposed to the breeder I'm getting Huntr from is giving him to me at 6 weeks I informed her that it is illegal in FL to separate the puppies from their mom earlier than 8 weeks and she insisted that it was okay including the vet she takes the mom to but I'm still kind of scared to go pick him up so early ( yes I've done my research on owning a husky ) I've been shopping for him since he was born lol I have tons of toys, beds, a big cage for indoors and a big kennel for days he goes outside one thing I am worried about is.. I am interested in feeding raw but what age should I start feeding him? I will take him to the vet myself to see if he is allergic to anything
Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri
Join date : 2018-06-14
Location : Arkansas
|Subject: Re: Getting a puppy a 6 weeks Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:37 pm|| |
You can start raw at 8 weeks old, begin with chopped or ground chicken meat only. Just a few bites a day at first, begin at 1 Tbs, add a tsp each day until you get to 1/4 cup raw. Now begin adding skin and fat until it's 5% of the raw, a Tsp and a time and, keep adding 1 Tbs per day to the raw. once the fat is there, go with organs to make them 10% bit by bit. A little at a time mix in other animals until you get to a balanced raw diet. Use carrots, pumpkin, apples, pears and sweet potatoes especially for treats, gets the fiber they need into them and, they think it's a special thing to get anything but meat.
Join date : 2014-06-26
Location : west Texas
|Subject: Re: Getting a puppy a 6 weeks Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:40 pm|| |
I agree with Jen, 6 weeks is very young, and a lot of behavioral issues can come up when taking a pup home pre 8 weeks of age, preferably 8-12 weeks. As far as raw feeding, it is best to keep pup on a high quality already balanced food. Puppies must have a balanced diet from day one! meaning they must have 80% meat, 10% bone, 5% liver and 5% other secreting organs. There is no need for anything else, unless you want to provide a healthy treat, if using vegies or fruit it must be pulverize or lightly steamed or the dog will not get anything nutritionally out of them. I started both of my girls at around 10 weeks old with raw meat, as Jen also mentioned it needs to be 20% or less of total food for the day, or you will have to balance it.Some other products to look at are Stella and Chewy and Only Natural Pet offers a variety of dehydrated raw. I personally give ONP's Air dried food as a topper, but can also be fed exclusively. Lastly, most puppies do not have allergies. My gsd is an exception, noticed her allergy issues at 6 months of age, but clearly had issues since I brought her home at 10 weeks old to chicken.
Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO
|Subject: Re: Getting a puppy a 6 weeks Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:25 pm|| |
I would notify someone if she is letting them go that early, sounds like a back yard breeder. Have the parents been health tested, hips and eyes?
if all the other puppies are taken at 6w and you insist she keep yours till 8w not sure he will learn much with no other puppies around.
We adopted Finn at 7 months (we think, i think he was younger) his behavior screams left the litter to soon. My arms are still a mess with him chewing on me trying to play, its like he never learned that it hurts and is not a thing to do. i have been working on correcting it since day one and some days its good others not. Jack has been schooling him some but even some days he hides from him because he is over his puppy shit.
Just know you will have a lot of extra work a head of you if you do get this puppy that early. do not expect it to learn very much from you that young either, there will be lots of accidents, lots of waking up at night to let him out and will need food and potty breaks through out the day, you can not leave him for long during those first few weeks.
just things to think about
|Subject: Re: Getting a puppy a 6 weeks || |
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