What should I feed my 8 week old puppy?

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ¾ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ½ cup three times a day.

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Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients.

Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.

Large breeds should be fed unmoistened dry food by 9 or 10 weeks; small dogs by 12 or 13 weeks.

3–6 months: Sometime during this period, decrease feedings from four to three a day.

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6–12 weeks: Growing pups should be fed puppy food, a diet specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs for normal development. Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients. Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.
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At five weeks they still need soaked puppy kibble.

They have the teeth to chew but make sure it is soft.

You can mix this with small amounts of canned food.

Add some plain yogurt as well.

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Puppies and Milk.

It's natural to think that young animals will benefit from drinking milk, but cow's milk typically causes diarrhea in dogs.

If a 6-week-old puppy refuses to eat dry kibble softened in water, try moistening it with a little warm goat's milk.

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Blend the dog food with milk replacer and offer it to the puppy three to four times a day.

Gradually reduce the amount of milk replacer until you're only giving him dog food, the puppy should be around eight weeks old.

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Feeding adult food will rob your puppy of important nutrients.

Four feedings a day are usually adequate to meet nutritional demands.

Large breeds should be fed unmoistened dry food by 9 or 10 weeks; small dogs by 12 or 13 weeks.

3–6 months: Sometime during this period, decrease feedings from four to three a day.

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