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Chihuahua – how and what to feed puppies

The Chihuahua is recognized as the smallest in the world. And when the adult dogs weigh from 0.9 to 2.7 kg, Chihuahua puppies are generally tiny, nevertheless, they can be energetic and playful, like puppies of other breeds.

Usually if the puppy lives with his mother, until three weeks of age, until he starts confidently and steadily move, only food is breast milk of the mother, giving the puppy a balanced mix of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. And with only three weeks is recommended to start giving the bait in the form of scratched out grains of beef and cottage cheese on a few pieces per day, gradually increasing the size and number.

Weaning from females is usually carried out on day 33 of life, although continue to put the puppy 1-2 times a day to maintain your immune system up to the first vaccination. For puppies Chihuahua it is important to remember that excess fat may permanently deform growing bone system, so not to overfeed them. Usually determine the sufficiency of fodder feeling the ribs of the puppy. If they are hidden by fat, but loose enough palpable, the puppy food is optimally. With a small amount of fat dose of feed should be gradually increased.

If Chihuahua puppy purchased in our kennel, the first time it is advisable to keep on the diet of the nursery,gradually move to menu, more optimal for new conditions of life. The amount and composition of feed need to know when buying, at the same time finding out about vaccination and the measures against worms (when and what drugs were expelled worms). Continue reading

Feeding puppies at the age from 1,5 till 3 months

What to feed a puppy. In the first days after purchase – what the breeder was feeding. Can translate dog food natural complete food.

A growing body dogs require proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and other trace elements. Dog for the first year of life intensively increases its weight (from 300 grams up to 30-40 pounds). Therefore, nutrition of the dog during this period you need to pay special attention that it has received all necessary for proper growth and development.

At the age of one and a half months to three puppy fed 5 times a day. Approximate diet like this:

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The calcinated cottage cheese. Made from fresh milk. In one pint of hot milk add a tablespoon of 10% calcium chloride, or two tablespoons of 5%. For lack of calcium chloride can be crushed tablets of calcium gluconate or calcium lactate – about 5 tablets and pour in the hot milk. Heat, without boiling, stirring occasionally. The milk immediately curdled. The resulting curds are separated from whey with a slotted spoon. You can add in cottage cheese quail eggs (about three times a week – every day egg is not needed) and a half-teaspoon of honey. You can use ordinary fresh 9% cottage cheese, but you can dilute it with yogurt so it had a soft consistency. After 15 minutes, anything not eaten, nueropathy in the fridge – it needs to be done every time. If in 15 minutes the puppy has not eaten and has lost interest in food is to remove. Continue reading

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