Feeding Your Puppy
puppy is a funnel. Put something in, and something comes out. Every time.
puppy you receive is eating three times a day. Our schedule is 7 A.M., 2
P.M. and 9 P.M. You can adjust to your lives but a puppy needs three meals a
day for several months. When you see that he is not so interested in the
noon meal, skip it and go to two meals for the rest of the animalís life.
leave food down all day and never serve just dry kibble. You put the dish in
the crate and leave it there no longer than 15 minutes. If the puppy eats it
all, make more the next meal. If he leaves some, make the next meal smaller.
Throw the meal to the birds or throw it away. Donít try and reserve it.
with a half up to a cup of dry food mixed with a spoonful of canned meat. As
the puppy gets older and gets a stronger digestive system you can add
leftover vegetables, meat, etc. to the kibble. Eggs (cooked only), cottage
cheese and yogurt are excellent Ė never milk and no ice cream! If you get a
loose stool, forget the leftovers. Use plain Kaopectate or Immodium (people
style) for tummy upsets. Just pour it down the puppyís throat. It wonít hurt
them. Two or three teaspoonfuls usually does the job. Repeat several times a
day if needed. For drastic cases you have to feed boiled rice and boiled
hamburger (drain all the grease) and that is ALL until the condition is
cleared up. Never give anything that has bones.
will want you to but their puppy chow Ė probably Science Diet. Just tell
them you are all set. Those heavy protein growth foods are very bad for
development in Old English Sheep Dogs. They can CAUSE hip and elbow
problems. You want a slow, steady growth. Thatís why you use Purina Pro Plan
Lamb and Rice puppy food for only four months and ADULT Max lamb and rice
canned meat. They have the same green label. Sausages are good treats. Break
them in half for babies and donít overdo.
The House of Rex
William and Geraldine House
4882 Diehl Road
Metamora MI 48455