Puppy won't eat milk replacer & kibble mixture

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Training and Behavior > Puppy Help

Puppy won't eat milk replacer & kibble mixture

This is a discussion on Puppy won't eat milk replacer & kibble mixture within the Puppy Help forums, part of the Dog Training and Behavior category; But she will eat just plain hard kibble. The last two times I've put down her milk mush she has only sniffed it and picked ...

User Tag List

Like Tree14Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2013, 12:15 PM
  #1
Senior Member
 
wolfheartmoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 217
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Puppy won't eat milk replacer & kibble mixture

But she will eat just plain hard kibble.
The last two times I've put down her milk mush she has only sniffed it and picked at it, but I put her kibble down and she gobbles it up.
It says on the replacer that she needs it for six weeks, but she either IS six weeks now, or a little over/under, I'm really not sure, I gave her a birthday myself, but I'm not positive on the exacts.
Is it okay to take her off the milk replacer possibly a bit early? Or should I try to convince her to eat it still?

Last edited by wolfheartmoon; 12-17-2013 at 12:21 PM.
wolfheartmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 01:10 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
linda2147's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
If she won't eat it she is getting no benefit from it. Stop giving it to her. Give her a good puppy chow or start her on a raw diet. Dogs do not require milk once they are weaned. Some like it and will continue to drink it, others won't. IF you have one that doesn't just feed her the kibble. Feed her a high quality puppy chow or raw
linda2147 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 01:19 PM
  #3
Senior Member
 
Rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,646
Mentioned: 359 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Unless you consult a veterinary nutritionist about getting the raw diet exactly right I would not recommend it for a pup, especially such a young pup.

Your best bet is to stick to a high quality puppy food, or all life stages food. If she's having trouble eating it you can try soaking it in water first, in another a couple weeks you can probably stop adding water if you want to.
Tess and Grabby like this.
Rain is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 12-17-2013, 02:12 PM
  #4
Senior Member
 
crock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NW
Posts: 12,336
Mentioned: 340 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
She will be fine without the milk replacer at this age.
Tess likes this.
crock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 02:54 PM
  #5
Senior Member
 
wolfheartmoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 217
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Okay, thank you everyone. :P I'm new to this whole dog owner thing. Want to make sure I'm not being a bad pet owner.
wolfheartmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 01:30 PM
  #6
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Wait, how old is your pup? Puppies shouldnt be away from their mothers before 8 weeks, and a new dog owner definitely shouldnt be breeding..

I would be very concerned if you have a dog this young away from its mother, even if this dog was rescued it should be at the shelter being taken care by the people at the shelter.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Doglover24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 01:39 PM
  #7
Senior Member
 
Rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,646
Mentioned: 359 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doglover24 View Post
Wait, how old is your pup? Puppies shouldnt be away from their mothers before 8 weeks, and a new dog owner definitely shouldnt be breeding..

I would be very concerned if you have a dog this young away from its mother, even if this dog was rescued it should be at the shelter being taken care by the people at the shelter.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App

You can take pups from their mom as early as 6 weeks old and they'll be physically alright, unfortunately mentally they miss some really good socialization skills that they learn from their mom and siblings. Leaving them with mom and siblings until they are a minimum of 8 weeks, preferably 12 weeks, old is best, and gives them the best start at life.

They don't raise very young pups at the shelter, they require to much constant care and are at risk for diseases from other dogs, they usually foster them out to people.
Rain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 02:31 PM
  #8
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rain View Post
You can take pups from their mom as early as 6 weeks old and they'll be physically alright, unfortunately mentally they miss some really good socialization skills that they learn from their mom and siblings. Leaving them with mom and siblings until they are a minimum of 8 weeks, preferably 12 weeks, old is best, and gives them the best start at life.

They don't raise very young pups at the shelter, they require to much constant care and are at risk for diseases from other dogs, they usually foster them out to people.
No actually, you cant take away from their mothers at 6 weeks. Not only does it stress the mother out not having her pups, but the puppy also needs its litter mates to learn key development skills. Even taking a puppy away from its littermates at 7 weeks can have a large impact on them, never mind 6 weeks. Puppies require their littermates to learn and socialize. Yes, theyll be physically alright, but being physically alright means nothing if your puppy is not mentally alright.

And yes, but when you take a dog to a shelter they foster the dog out to people who know what theyre doing not new time dog owners.

I have met many breeders, and have close relationships with quite a few. Please dont say "you can take puppies away from their mother as early as 6 weeks" because you will give people horrible ideas. It is mentally unhealthy for them to leave their mother and littermates before 8 weeks. Please educate yourself before giving out false information. Its so sad that people think they can raise puppies without their mothers and littermates. Breaks my heart


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Doglover24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 06:57 PM
  #9
Senior Member
 
Rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,646
Mentioned: 359 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doglover24 View Post
No actually, you cant take away from their mothers at 6 weeks. Not only does it stress the mother out not having her pups, but the puppy also needs its litter mates to learn key development skills. Even taking a puppy away from its littermates at 7 weeks can have a large impact on them, never mind 6 weeks. Puppies require their littermates to learn and socialize. Yes, theyll be physically alright, but being physically alright means nothing if your puppy is not mentally alright.

And yes, but when you take a dog to a shelter they foster the dog out to people who know what theyre doing not new time dog owners.

I have met many breeders, and have close relationships with quite a few. Please dont say "you can take puppies away from their mother as early as 6 weeks" because you will give people horrible ideas. It is mentally unhealthy for them to leave their mother and littermates before 8 weeks. Please educate yourself before giving out false information. Its so sad that people think they can raise puppies without their mothers and littermates. Breaks my heart


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
You just basically repeated what I said. That you can take pups from their mom at 6 weeks and physically they will be fine. Personally I hate whenever I hear about a person getting a 6 week old pup.

Should a person do so, no absolutely not, I gave some details about why it shouldn't happen, I even wrote this
Quote:
Leaving them with mom and siblings until they are a minimum of 8 weeks, preferably 12 weeks, old is best, and gives them the best start at life.
but stating that a person can't is misinformation, it makes it sound as if the pup will not survive if it happens.

We get a lot of people on here with pups that they say are 6 weeks old, and we go into a lot of detail in how the person will now have to socialize that pup, will have to be very careful to teach it bite inhibition, etc. We get a lot more asking if they should get that cute 6 week old puppy and will go out of our way to discourage them, and let them know about he behavioral problems that are likely to happen. In the case of the OP she already had her pup, all we can do is try to help her raise he to be the best possible dog she can be.

By the way, even taking the pups at 8-12 weeks stresses the mother out. My female rescue dog was pregnant and had 8 pups, I sent the pups to their new homes when they were about 12 weeks old and she spent a lot of time searching for her babies and calling for them.
Rain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:10 PM
  #10
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rain View Post
You just basically repeated what I said. That you can take pups from their mom at 6 weeks and physically they will be fine. Personally I hate whenever I hear about a person getting a 6 week old pup.

Should a person do so, no absolutely not, I gave some details about why it shouldn't happen, I even wrote this but stating that a person can't is misinformation, it makes it sound as if the pup will not survive if it happens.

We get a lot of people on here with pups that they say are 6 weeks old, and we go into a lot of detail in how the person will now have to socialize that pup, will have to be very careful to teach it bite inhibition, etc. We get a lot more asking if they should get that cute 6 week old puppy and will go out of our way to discourage them, and let them know about he behavioral problems that are likely to happen. In the case of the OP she already had her pup, all we can do is try to help her raise he to be the best possible dog she can be.

By the way, even taking the pups at 8-12 weeks stresses the mother out. My female rescue dog was pregnant and had 8 pups, I sent the pups to their new homes when they were about 12 weeks old and she spent a lot of time searching for her babies and calling for them.
If you hate when people get a puppy at 6 weeks why would you say you can take them as early as 6 weeks?

You gave one point, which ahould be taken a lot more seriously than many people think. I do like to make it sound that taking a puppy before 8 weeks is a very serious matter. If you find a puppy o the side of the street, bring it to a shelter dont keeep it.

And a 6 week old puppy from a breeder is a whole other discussion. I think it says a lot about a breeder (how little they know, how inexperienced they are, how theyre dogs are faaar from breeding quality ect..)

Yes, this person already has their pup but they admitted they were new to this whole dog ownership. Am i the onnly one who thinks thats wronnng? Is that bot a bad thing or is just "oh yeah whatever, new owner with a 6 week old pup thats fine" because its not.

Mothers should not be stressed from their 8-12 week old puppies leaving, because the mothers are usually pulled from the puppies around 6 and 7 weeks. Theyre separated, only see each other a few times a day slowly decreasing the amount of times over the 2 weeks. So they really shouldnt be stressed about puppies leaving 8-12 weeks.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Doglover24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fallible human here with puppy that won't eat kibble...help luckycloversmom Dog Food 10 07-01-2013 02:10 PM
Please help! 8 week old puppy won't eat!!!!!! hannahxomichal Dog Health 28 06-05-2013 08:00 PM
help! puppy wont eat her kibble! maylene1852 Dog Food 1 05-21-2012 09:19 AM
Won't eat kibble Plushie Dog Health 4 07-16-2011 07:16 AM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.