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|07-24-2020, 05:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Yorkie Puppy Food
HI, I just got my 9 week old yorkie this week. The seller gave us a can of the wet food, but I heard that I'm supposed to start him on the dry food now. Can someone please recommend me on the best brand for him? He's 9 weeks old and weighs 1lb 3oz right now, so he's tiny.
I did buy the Royal Canin for Yorkie and put in there a few pieces, but they're so hard he didn't like it and won't eat it. Any suggestions????
|07-24-2020, 06:50 PM||#2|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hibbing Minnesota
First of all I would be bringing this puppy back to the breeder it is too young . Good breeders let their yorkie puppies go around twelve weeks old. This dog needs to be with the mother and other pups to learn socialization. Also your puppy is too tiny please call this breeder or do some research online. As of now you need to get some food which I would probably see the vet. The vet can help you out too. There are others on the forum may direct you in the right way. I hope all goes well with your baby it just needs more time with the breeder. Susan
|07-25-2020, 06:16 AM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: North Carolina, USA
Susan is correct that a nine week old, 19 ounce puppy is too young & small to have left his breeder. However, realistically, I suspect that a breeder who sold a puppy at that age and size wasn’t much concerned with what was best for him and isn’t going to be much help to you now. That being the case, you should follow your vet’s advice as to what is best for him.
When I got Jax at 12 weeks and 26 ounces, the (backyard) breeder had been offering him Purina puppy chow, which was far too large for him. I switched him to Science Diet Small Paws puppy kibble, which he could eat and which he liked (and still likes). I also gave him canned food three times a day, which I reduced to twice a day at four months and then once a day at around six months. He gets the kibble “free feed” — ie, he has it available all day (but not in his crate at night). You should also have something like Puppy Nutrical on hand, in case of hypoglycemia. If your baby has an attack of hypoglycemia, it is a life or death emergency and needs to be addressed immediately.
|07-25-2020, 06:48 PM||#4|
Yorkie mom of 4
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
Wet food is actually technically better for dogs but it’s more expensive. If he wants the canned food go ahead and give it to him. You can also mix the wet and dry together or soak the dry food it hot water until it’s soft and drain the water off. He is so young and tiny that honestly you just need to feed him what he will eat for now. Also within the next 3 days you need to get him seen by your vet.
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Last edited by Lovetodream88; 07-25-2020 at 06:50 PM.