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Old 09-28-2011, 09:03 AM
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How much to feed 6 week old puppy

I am currently feeding my 6 week old staffy dry food (approx 20g) mixed with a tablespoon of wet food mixed in which she seems to love. I wanted to check the amount she is getting is enough as the guides on the packets say far more than this and she doesnt always finish her meal - we do this 4 times a day and she has water to drink
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I would take the pup to a vet and make sure the overall health is good. If it is, and she is not underweight, then continue feeding her as is. She is way too young to be away from mom So make sure you start reading on bite inhibition training now as you will definitely need to understand it. And congrats
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Feed the pup all she wants to eat several times a day. A puppy this age is very unlikely to over eat, so getting fat is not really the issue. Getting enough calories is the crucial thing.

The quality of the food is also important, and in general one gets what one pays for in this regard (although there are exceptions both ways!)

With such a young puppy, adding some water to the kibble to make it go down easier can be good. Canned as you are doing, is also great, and you can do this as well as adding a bit of water too.

Do you have any pics? A 6 week staffy must be very cute!
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