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    Question Nursing a 4 week old puppy

    I have a 4 week old puppy, that the mom refused to nurse. I have been looking around to see how much she is supposed to be eating per hour. I haven't found anything but right now, she is eating 2 oz. every 6 hours. Should she be eating more or less? :confused:

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    I'm not an expert, but I'm thinking she needs feeding more often than every 6 hours... I would think every 2 hours try to offer her something. I've never raised a pup from that age, but I would think it's kinda like a baby human.... I'm sure some vet techs will chime in. Post some pictures when you get a chance! :)

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    Should be more frequent than that. Let me ask you, is the pup drinking from a saucer or a bowl? Once our pups hit about four weeks, we start giving the pups goats milk twice a day to start the weaning process (meaning the Dam get two, three hour breaks from the pups). Some don't know what to do right off, so we put that mouth right in there, and the rest is history. By the fifth week we grind up some kibble in the blender and mix it with the goats milk, twice a day. Now the Dam is getting two, four breaks from the pups. I hope this helps, and I would recommend that you weigh the pup daily, to track weight gain. clmr

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