|Yuppy Puppy Havanese
|3 Time Westminster Winning Breeder
|I dont get all worked up over food.... Find a good quality dry food
with very small pellets... I like Nutro Puppy Small Bite, Eukanuba Toy
Puppy, Proplan Focus Toy Puppy or even Costco's Kirkland Puppy (I
change mine often). You can mix your dry food with a little canned,
such as Caesars Puppy or Beneful. This is the key.... Ask me which
canned they are eating right before you take your puppy home......
Most of time I can get a litter to eat well with casers.... but
sometimes they are picky and I have to try many things to teach
them to eat. I probably keep 20 different types of canned food in
my house (but I also have an old dog that I struggle to get to eat) I
also use Natural Balance or Redbarn on the roll. And Stella and
Chewey is a staple in my house.
Because it is essential that your puppy get plenty of nourishment, I
recommend you continue feeding whatever he or she will eat. You do
need to feed at least 3 times a day though, prefer 4 times until
he/she is 12 weeks old, then 3 times a day until about 6 months, then
twice a day for the rest of their lives. Approx 1/2 - 1 cup a day,
depending on weight of puppy.
My suggestion would be to try the crumbled Stella and Chewey and
dry food for Breakfast and Dinner and and the dry food with Canned
as lunch and a light snack at Bedtime.
Water should be made available at all times except when crated for
his naps. Remember to provide plenty of bones, hooves, pig ears (NO
RAWHIDE) and toys to your puppy to chew on during puppy stage.
My preferences toward treats run along the line of fresh healthy
foods... such as a piece of Chicken Breast, piece of Ham, piece of
cheese, a green bean and perhaps a piece of the Natural Balance
Rolled Food. I do not like all the processed treats on the market.
Your puppy will learn the quickest and work the best for you when
there is something he really wants in it for him/her.