Your puppy will likely be ready to eat dry kibbles when s/he arrives at your house. We feed our dogs twice a day--breakfast time and dinner time. We start the puppies off at 4 weeks of age by soaking the kibbles then mixing it with water in our Ninja blender to make a "gruel". By 6 weeks, we just give the softened the kibbles and by 8 weeks they are ready for dry kibbles. They love it!
*From arrival to 7 lbs. feed up to 1/4 cup kibbles at each feeding. In the morning, crumble 1/2 of a NuVet wafer on their food; At the evening meal, give them a squirt of Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil and to add variety you can include a shake of pawPairing as well..
*From 7 lbs. to 14 lbs. feed 1/3 cup kibbles at each feeding In the morning, give them 1 whole NuVet wafer; at the evening meal continue with the pump of Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil and a shake of pawPairings on the dry food.
*If the dog reaches 17 lbs. you may begin to increase the amount to as much as 1/2 cup at each feeding.
In the morning, give them 1 whole NuVet wafer; at the evening meal continue with the pump of Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil and a shake of pawPairings on the dry food.
Be careful not to feed your dog too much. If s/he starts to put on too much weight you should cut back on his/her food. With small dogs a few kibbles can make a big difference.
Be careful about feeding "people food" to your dog. Some foods that are good for us are toxic for dogs such as chocolate, raisins, ham....If you are going to give your dog "people food" give him healthy snacks like baby carrots, apples, and lean meats. Then don't forget to cut back on the kibbles. An overweight dog is NOT a healthy dog.