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Questions about Feeding:
Q. What do we feed our puppy and how much do we give him?
A. At Glastonpark Spaniels we feed all our dogs Eukanuba. Over the years we have tried all types of dog food and have found that Eukanuba is the best by far.
For puppies up to 12 months feed Eukanuba Medium Breed Puppy
For adult dogs feed Eukanuba Adult Medium Breed
At 3 weeks of age the puppies are fed a “porridge” made of Eukanuba and water as well as still feeding from their mother. Obviously at this age they don’t eat much but make more of a mess than anything. However within a few days they are eating quite happily. The porridge is made less watery until by 7 weeks the pups are eating the food dry but with water added to the same bowl when serving the food.
At 8 weeks old your puppy will be eating approx 1.25 Tea Cups (not mugs) of Eukanuba a day. These meals are spread over 3 feeds, morning, noon and night. The back of the Eukanuba food bag has a guide to food quantities, but don’t feed your puppy too much.
A fat pup is not a healthy pup!!
Q. Do the puppies need extra water?
A. Yes!! Although you add water to their food it is most important that there is fresh water available at all times.
Q. How often do I feed my Adult dog?
A. Our dogs are fed their meal of Eukanuba at night so they go to bed with their tummies full.
All our Spaniels have 2 Tea Cups of Eukanuba a day. I also give them a couple of dog biscuits in the morning.
Questions about Exercise:
Q. Can I take my new puppy to the Park?
A. I would not recommend taking your new puppy out until it has had its 2nd injection at 13 weeks. Parks are used by all sorts of dogs which may or may not carry diseases. Your pup will not be properly protected until it has had its 2nd Injection.
Q. Can I take my Puppy for long walks?
A. A young Puppy doesn’t have much strength. Like any new baby it likes to sleep more than play and you should ensure that your pup has somewhere to curl up and not be disturbed.
I never take my Pups for a walk until they are at least 6 months old. Certainly once they have had their 2nd injections at 13 weeks I would take them out so that they can meet people and other dogs,(remember to introduce your pup to other dogs very carefully, not all dogs are puppy friendly), Meeting people and other animals is an important part of the puppies Socialization and development. But you can do more damage than good by taking a very young pup for long walks, their joints are not yet developed properly and serious damage can be done by too much exercise too soon.
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