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How much food for 8 week old?

Posted: 26 Nov 2015, 17:19
by Jojo123
Hello all. My little Hedley is coming home this Sunday (counting down the days!) He is just over 8 weeks old. I've bought Huntland grain free puppy food and the guide says toy, small, medium etc. Do I class him as small or medium?
Also I'll introduce it gradually to avoid tummy upset.
How much should I mix in with current food the breeder has been giving him? He'll have 4 meals a day so I don't want to overdo it.
Thanks Jo :)

Re: How much food for 8 week old?

Posted: 26 Nov 2015, 17:50
by Debby
Hi Jo
My pup is now 16 weeks
I got her at 10 weeks and gave her about half a cup x4
She did have a lot of trouble with upset tummy for a while which only settled after couple of weeks
Cooked pumpkin and chicken did the trick
The vet recommended Royal Canine but I am switching her to Orijen
and she now get about 2 1/4 cup full over the day
I still give her chicken also but reduce her biscuits when I do
She is thriving and has shine in her coat and normal stools
I expect you will love your pup as much as I do
Debby

Re: How much food for 8 week old?

Posted: 26 Nov 2015, 18:00
by Jojo123
Thanks Debby :) Advice is much appreciated. My last dog died at 13 so its a long time since I've had a puppy! We truly can't wait and have been counting down the days. He will be very loved and I'll put some pictures in here very soon
Thanks Jo

Re: How much food for 8 week old?

Posted: 27 Nov 2015, 01:05
by Bid
I would stick to what the breeder is feeding for the first week or so, as your pup will have a lot to get used to... New home, vet visit, vaccinations etc, then gradually switch over once he is settled. If your pup is a standard doodle he will be large. If he is a mini then he will be either small or medium depending on the generatin and his parents.