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Old 03-01-2020, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I collected Wilson last Sunday his breeder was ill (she was admitted to hospital later that day) and could not give me all the details regarding food, worming etc, but said that she would send it via email. She could not send it until she was released from hospital yesterday.

With regard to food is said that he was on Arkwrights working dog dry kibble and that he should have 30g twice a day. When I first went to see him I asked what food he was on and was told it was Purina.

As he will be 11 weeks old tomorrow I think that the number of meals is probably wrong and the amount is also inaccurate. I have tried to contact her today to ask about it but cannot get through to her.

As I will need to get more food today so as to have enough of the food she gave to me to move him onto another brand I need to know what to do.

There does not seem to be an Arkwrights puppy food so can anyone recommend something else which is not extremely expensive I could try hn with.

Thank you so much.

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Old 03-01-2020, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's normal to keep a pup on 4 meals per day until 12 weeks, then 3 meals to 6 months and 2 meals thereafter. (In the old days people used to reduce to 1 meal at 12 months, but these days most people keep their dog on 2 meals, finding two smaller meals is easier on the system than one larger meal.)

If there is any doubts about what to feed, as regards brand. Pick a quality food easily available where you live and go with it. A pup will soon settle on it.
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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30g twice a day and the poor thing will be starving! Please up it! I feed Purina Pro Plan as recommended by my pups breeder. I fed 65g per meal 3 times a day at that sort of age supplemented by grated cheese sometimes or a raw egg yolk. Your pup should be on around 200g per day divided into however many meals. All mine do very well on Pro Plan.
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