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Feeding your new Baby!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:53 PM

The first few days are a transition time for your new baby. We suggest you continue to feed the same dry kibble they have been on since 4 weeks - Earthborn Holistics Puppy Vantage. Feed your puppy 1/2 - 3/4 of a cup, 3 times a day.

We have been feeding the babies at our mealtimes - 6:30am, noon and 5pm.

Its very important to not feed the last meal very late to insure there are no messes in the crate during the night!

Puppies may be a little finicky when they go to their new homes. If they are, we suggest you soak the kibble in broth and mix in just a teaspoon of plain yogurt and maybe even a little chicken.

We use Mountain High Full Fat Plain Organic Yogurt.

You should also take the water bowl away at least an hour before bedtime to help prevent accidents in the crate as well!

If your puppy's stools get loose - which can happen with the stress of leaving their mom and siblings - you can also mix in cooked oatmeal and a teaspoon of canned pumpkin. They LOVE it!!

We will be sending you with a small blanket that has been in with the puppies and mom... so it has their smell. It helps them not be so sad at night..... but please know the first few nights are hard!! They are not used to being alone!!

The size of the puppy's crate should only be big enough for the puppy to turn around in. Hopefully you were able to purchase a crate with a divider panel. If not you can make one... or borrow a smaller crate from a friend. Otherwise your baby may sleep on side of the crate and use the side as a bathroom!!

The babies have been going from 11pm to 6am without any acidents in their crate!!!