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Old 05-16-2010, 03:09 PM
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How much to feed a 6 week old rottie?

I need to know how much should I feed my 6 week old rottie, He was weaned on DIAMOND PUPPY FORMULA for nursing dogs and puppies. Also is it a good food, I know that INNOVA, CANIDAE are good foods, but where I live they don't have those brands.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:48 PM
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Re: How much to feed a 6 week old rottie

Six weeks... ugh. Your pup is a little young to come home. A week or 2 more with his littermates would have been better.

I feed my puppies 3x a day, but usually don't get them until around 9-10 weeks of age. I feed them all they will eat in 10 minutes. You will likely need to feed this baby 4x a day for a while.

What is the ingredient list? In general, you should find a food with no soy, corn of any description, byproducts, wheat, brewer's rice.

Some sure signs of a poor dog food- ground corn, corn gluten meal, chicken byproduct meal, brewer's rice (a food fragment, waste product), soybean meal, wheat middlings.

Ground corn is used by lots of cheap dog foods. It will raise the 'protein' content of the food, but dogs cannot digest it properly. You'll get a big pile of crap in the yard, lots of gas and a stinky dog. Most bad doggy odor comes from crappy dog food.

Read a lot in this section and good luck with your puppy. They are so much fun!
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:51 PM
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Re: How much to feed a 6 week old rottie

Oh, as far as Canidae is concerned, try to find a small independent feed store in your area, or a coop. Ask them to order it for you. That should work. Then tell all your friends to support the local feed store by buying a better quality food for their dogs.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:14 PM
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Re: How much to feed a 6 week old rottie

I know 6 wks too young to leave it's mother, but the mother was bitten by water moccacin while outside. The mother and puppies stayed inside, except when the mother went outside. I know that Canadae is a better food, but like I said the stores around here don't have but certain brands of food. I will never feed him any of the normal junk that the grocery stores sell, But this one place has Diamond, on the bag it say's that it's good for nursing dogs and weening puppies. Thank-you very much for the quick response. Oh, the mother of the rotties died from the snake bite, thats why I got him so young. Thanks again.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:49 PM
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Re: How much to feed a 6 week old rottie

Regardless of whether the mother had died or not, that was no reason for the owner of the bitch to let the puppies go so early.
I would be feeding probably about 5 times per day.
Make sure the puppy has been wormed.
I don't know if what you're feeding is a good food, so cannot help there. Go to dogfoodanalysis.com for great feedback on dog food. But do remember to transition to a new diet slowly, this pup has more than enough adjusting to do at present without adding an upset tummy to them.
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