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How much should i feed my dog, please suggest?

I'm feeding my 28 days old puppy 2 spoons of MERALAC about 5 times a day for last 3 days, as advised by the vet. He seems to have put a lot of mass specially around his tummy. Am I giving him too much? If so then how much should I give. Are there any other home made substitutes or a way to get him in shape? He's mixed breed stray pup who had been rejected by his mom 4days ago, and it seems like a Bhutia. He hasn't been de-wormed or given any other shot. The same vet told me that he will give 7in1, Corona (something like that) and de-worming when pup is a month old. Can that be done, because I read a case in this forum, of someone's pup going through a lot of trouble after he was given all three shots all on one day. Regards Shiven
By El Bandito · 12 Nov 2010 1:45 am


By Dinkar Singh · 13 Nov 2010 9:35 am
Ceralac stage 1 is good. I personally prefer giving vacination when the pup is older as 1 month is a bit early as per me. But consult the vet.
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By El Bandito · 13 Nov 2010 2:18 pm
Thanks a lot for your response. So how many times would you feed a 28 days old pup in a day and how much would you give him each time. As per your experience when should a pup be vaccinated, and is it okay if all 3 shots are administered to the pup at the same time. I will consult the vet but I think it would be helpful if I had little prior knowledge.
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By Dinkar Singh · 14 Nov 2010 9:59 am
5 times is fine although I do not wean by pups till atleast 5 weeks if not 6 weeks depending on the litter size. As I will never take a pup away from its mother who is 28 days, unless like in ur situation, which has never happened with me. The feed depends on the breed. In general if the puppy has had his fill he will loose interest in the food and not eat the way it may have started in the begining. You also need to use common sense and not overfeed him. Without seeing a cross bred pup/dog one cannot give u the exact measurements. At this age the pups mainly eat and sleep and grow the fastest during this time. If the pup is cold or hungry it will cry. Vacinations are given at different intervals. Ask ur vet to show you the general schedule for vacination which he will be having on a card or paper.

In all these situation the vet is the best as he is near u and can see the pup. If u r planning to keep this pup please start reading abt care etc of the pup and as it grows. All The best.
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By El Bandito · 14 Nov 2010 2:36 pm
I have updated the picture of him in the profile. Also I have written few things about his initial days with me in the blog, just in case it would help. Except for few stray "accidents", he is a well behaved kid who does his "business" where he should. I'll would have called him workaholic if resting was a business too for that is what he does most of the day, getting active at night. But I guess that's a part of growing up, though initially I was skeptic that his diet has something to do with his lethargy. After reading here and in few other forums I have reduced his diet a bit so instead of 5 times now i feed him 4 times a day and he isn't complaining. Now he gets about 80gms of MERALAC gruel (mixed in water) per day. I'll observe him for few more days to see if I should go back to the old routine of feeding him 5 times a day. I do intend to keep him with me and it would be a great help if you could suggest me some good books to start with. Thanks for your valued help so far.
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By Dinkar Singh · 15 Nov 2010 10:01 am
There are no fixed books as such. What u need to do is visit a good book shop and look at the dogs section there. A general book on dogs should have looking after a pup and adult. Go through a few books and then decide which is the best one to buy based on the info it gives you. Some common topics to see in the contents and inside would be. Choosing a pup, Bringing home a pup and its first night, feeding and care, etc. Most biggest books will have pictures and these topics. It is better to pick up a book I feel with pictures and write ups rather than just write ups, as it makes reading more interesting.
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