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    They've been pooing nonstop and the tummies, although still very big, seem to be slightly softer so I guess I just fed them too much this morning....won't do that again, at least I know for next time

    ps I'll remember not to give them kitkats and freddos so they don't get big butts as well as rolly polly tummies

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    LOL, glad they seem better. My pups were also on 3 small feeds a day at that age, I made a slurry from human grade mince, their dried puppy food and the formula at about 5 weeks. By 8/10 weeks they were eating everything I gave them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    LOL, glad they seem better. My pups were also on 3 small feeds a day at that age, I made a slurry from human grade mince, their dried puppy food and the formula at about 5 weeks. By 8/10 weeks they were eating everything I gave them.
    lol, these pups are lucky that one of my dogs is presently eating chicken breast and rice as she has gastro so they are getting what I'm cooking for her. I was thinking today that maybe I should get some puppy milk for them because they do seem quite a bit younger than 5 weeks to me and maybe that would be better to fill them up on with smaller amounts of solid food. I've never had pups this young so this is a learning experience for me.

    Sorry I meant younger than 7 weeks, more like 5 weeks
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    That would be a good idea at this stage if you think they are they young. I weaned mine on the slurry I mentioned. I then added over time the soft end of raw chicken wing, later beef, minced chicken carcass, raw egg, sardines stuff like that and also over time decreased the amount of liquid till they were eating normally. (at 3 months of age) Mine are now 7 months old, the vet remarks on shiny coats and health (I kept 2 of the litter) To my mind it also ensures they do not become fussy eaters who would be able to tolerate diets their owners would give them. They now have dry food available 24/7 and get a feed of raw once a day of some kind or other, raw eggs and sardines now and then, suitable table scraps.
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    I used devalactic from the vets. I also discontinued that when they seemed to be eating a full diet and drinking water well.

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    if they are younger than 7 weeks they need to be on at least 4 small meals per day... as a guide the size of their skull is the amount of the food they should eat per meal... its only a small amount... most likely the food you feed them is different to what they have been given and that can cause the tummy upset... give them some yogurt if you have any... and i'd increase to 6 meals for a couple of days but give them less... they mave have pigged out because they aren't use to being fed at regular times.... keep in mind pups need to be wormed every 2 weeks, so if the vet wormed them for the first time last week, I would actually worm them again now then continue every two weeks, until 12 weeks... sometimes if they have worm infestation it can take a couple of treatments to clear them.... have fun... puppies are great....

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    Agree with the yogurt..I had forgotten that.

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    I didn't know about the yogurt, I would have thought they can't have it same as human milk but that's good to know, I'll go get some. Does that work with adult dogs when they have a stomach upset too? I've given them 3 really small meals today already and will do that for the rest of the day but unfortunately I can only do 3 during the week as I work full time. I was going to give them another worm table middle of this week, there's been no sign of worms in their poo.

    Tummies look pretty normal today by the way and puppies are running around, I had them outside for a play this morning and the seemed happy and playful.

    Thanks for all the help everyone

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    My belief is that yogurt is good for any age.

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    yes yogurt is good for all age dogs, for the best results natural yogurt is best... it helps balance the good and bad bacteria...

    you don't need to see worms for them to have them, however if they are back to normal you can worm them two weeks after the first worming and all should be ok...

    when your working next week, you can feed them a small meal when you wake up, then a small meal just before you leave, then if you feed them as soon as you get home, then again later that night that should be enough... it kinda depends on their age, as they get closer to the 8 week mark I find that some pups can manage the 3 feeds but others still like 4... as long as they are playing heaps and sleeping heaps and eyes are bright and clear they should be ok... pups can go down hill very quickly...

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