Feeding a new pup

by Maria
(London UK)

How often and what weight each portion does one feed an 8 week pup?!

I am picking one tomorrow

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Dec 22, 2016
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Word of warning on trears NEW
by: Iris

You will notice a disclaimer on many treat packages to always watch your dog while they are chewing on or eating treats, because, just like a baby or toddler they are choking hazards.
I speak from experience. Tuffy grabbed the chew stick that was supposed to keep his teeth clean and satisfy his chewing needs. Well, the treat was about three or four inches long and about 1/2-1 3/4 " wide.At the time Tuffy was around five years old and this type of treat was not something new, he was used to chewing on rawhide knots and bully sticks and this type of dental stick. He was in the habit of running off with his treats and this time he was in the next room and I was in the kitchen cooking. All of a sudden I heard Tuffy making strange struggling sounds, I trueness and saw him just inside the kitchen doorway digging in his mouth with his paws and his mouth and paws were all bloody, I ran to him and reached into his mouth, the chew stick was jammed in between his teeth and up into the roof pallat of his mouth , a painful bloody mess and we were both terrified and I was afraid I'd do more harm by pulling it out, thankfully he gave it another jab with his nails and it fell out of his mouth before I did. My poor dog was traumatized and so was I. Than God he healed from that terrible dog treat accident . It was a very long time before I had the trust and courage to give him even a bully stick. gratefully, he has lost interest in those because of the painful experience of the past. I watch him like a hawk now and if he stashes food for later I find it and throw it away. Tuffy has a health problem, he has reoccurring calcium oxylate stones and has had three
surgeries last year so he is on a urinary prescription diet for
this with reverse osmosis filtered water, and is strictly limited to this program to help keep his urine diluted to avoid more stones forming. He als had his urethra surgically relocated to a larger opening to pass stones. We have been through hell.
We are doing okay for now. I hope by sharing this information you can avoid any serious mishaps with your Coton's.
Love and blessings.
Iris and Tuffy ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’‹

Dec 22, 2016
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Re puppy feeds NEW
by: Maria

Thanks to all who responded to my query.
I shall definitely ask the breeder her routine for feeding;
I have also booked an appointments with the Vet for her first checkup.
Thanks again.

Dec 22, 2016
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breeder questions NEW
by: Anonymous

Any good breeder will spend lots of time with you going over this type of question. Make a list of all the questions you have before you pick up your puppy. A good breeder will also make themselves available for any questions you have long after you've brought your Coton home. Good luck with your new dog.

Dec 22, 2016
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Feeding a new pup NEW
by: Iris

When I got my pup from the breeder she provided information on feeding, what food she started feeding him and all the puppy shots and documents, and what he will need, and I also made an appointment immediately with a veterinarian for a complete checkup, at the same time he received his implant and I was given advice for his best care.
I also researched a lot of Coton websites since the breed was so new and unknown to me. I would suggest the best advice for how much to feed your dog would be from your Veterinarian because they have the dogs health as first priority.
Best of luck and love

Dec 22, 2016
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Feeding a puppy NEW
by: Lulu & Soctates

We picked Socrates from the breeder at 10 weeks old. My breeder already scheduled his meal twice a day. She told me originally she fed him three times day. So you should ask the breeder if she or he took step to reduce the puppy's meal time. If not, you should start with two times a day a schedule.
It would be difficult to say how you should feed dog since I do not know the weight of puppy. But you should follow the feeding information on the food label and give puppy some bully sticks and treats through out the day. Good luck and enjoy the little bundle of joy.

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