Should 8 week old puppies drink milk?

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Cow's Milk.

Although young puppies do regularly consume their mother's dog Milk until they're about 8 weeks old, Milk from a cow is not a good idea for them.

Keep your puppies feeling good by never allowing them to drink milk from a cow, whether they're 8 weeks old or 6 months old.


Your puppies will still need commercial milk replacer when they turn 3 weeks old.

Only feed puppies a milk replacer that's formulated for dogs, since other products, such as cow's milk, can upset their stomachs.

Plan on providing the puppies with small amounts of solid food four times per day.


Four-week-old puppies are still nursing from their mother or drinking milk replacement formula, but are also starting to eat solid foods in small amounts.

From 3-to-4 weeks of age, a puppy begins eating wet or dry dog food as he is weaned from his mother's milk during the next few weeks.


You can start teaching the puppies to eat dog food at 2 weeks of age.

You must remember the mother usually starts to wean her puppies about 6-7 weeks old.

By the time she weans the puppy it can eat dry dog food with no water on it.

I do not know how often to feed milk to the puppy.


Between the age of 6 to 8 weeks old, your puppy should be taken to the vet for their first inoculation and then repeated every 3 to 4 weeks until about 4 months of age.

Do not feed your puppy cow's milk, as dogs are lactose-intolerant and milk can cause diarrhoea.


According to the ASPCA, cow's milk can bring upon unpleasant effects in the delicate digestive systems of young puppies - no, thank you.

If an 8-week-old puppy drinks cow's milk, he may experience stomach distress and diarrhea, so don't chance it.


Not only is it safe to give your pet goat's milk, it's also incredibly good for them.

Although raw milk for human consumption is illegal, if the milk is sold for pets, it's ok if it's sold for dogs.

Visit your local mom & pop pet store to see if they're carrying goats milk.


The babies will need to be fed a commercial canine milk replacer.

Be sure to use one specifically formulated for puppies, as cow's milk and other milk replacer can cause diarrhea.

Puppies will need bottle or syringe feeding every few hours for several weeks.

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