Need advice on how to feed a Dalmatian puppy

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Hi,

At my home, my parents got a dalmatian puppy, 4 weeks old.

Can you guys suggest me on

1. What foods i should give to the puppy
2. Dos and don't s.

Appreciate your help!
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Lots. Zamba.
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What has it been feed so far ?
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it was fed of hard boiled eggs, yoghurt, and some boiled potatoes, and fruits..
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Originally Posted by venkatteki View Post it was fed of hard boiled eggs, yoghurt, and some boiled potatoes, and fruits..
Well if it liked that --- then that's a good start ; at least it is not starving

Maybe you are a veg household but rice boiled up with some mutton bones is good -- rice boiled up with mutton meat even better if you can afford it--- and mix some veg in with it.
It will love a drink of water--- lots of water

Try and stay away from canned food, and for that matter any processed dog food.
A bowl of rice and some veg should be fine--- once a day --- or two little portions twice a day.

How old is it ?
Does it live inside ?
What's it's name ?
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We are not a veg household.. Just was not sure, whether to start feed non veg or not.

Yeah. he likes the food. we are feeding 3-4 times a day.

Should we give him raw mutton or boiled?
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you feed it like any other puppy you feed! except the right food.
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Originally Posted by venkatteki View Post We are not a veg household.. Just was not sure, whether to start feed non veg or not.

Yeah. he likes the food. we are feeding 3-4 times a day.

Should we give him raw mutton or boiled?
Boil the mutton ------- 3 -4 times a day -- i know it's cuddly but don't over fead it, a dog with a healthy appetite, is a happy dog. Don't leave food in the bowl have set feed times.
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At 4 weeks old (when he should still be suckling his mother) he needs MILK!! His tiny bones are growing at an enormous rate - he requires calcium!

MILK!! Available all the time - and with frequent changes so it remains wholesome!! He really should still be suckling his mother - but you can still avoid rickets and other calcium deficiency diseases with lots of milk - plus protein (meat) - he should NOT have been weaned at such a young age - especially since he is a BIG breed!
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Absolutely, milk is essential, and curd and paneer. Nothing can substitute it.

Also, this breed needs lots of exercise, and if you stay in an apartment and may not have much time to play with the dog, then it was a bad idea to bring it. It is a very active and social dog, so it needs a lot of activity, and a place where it can run to its heart content.
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I'm tempted to ask WHY he has left his mother at four weeks.

First off, get him to a vet to get his jabs started. Secondly, get a milk/milk supplement for him. He should not be drinking cows milk, sheep or goat. Maybe goat, but it's not the best.

You need to have more advice on the diet that will best supplement him growing up, raw (or BARF) diets can end up very expensive, and some dogs do n ot take to them. Boiled rice, eggs and vegetables/fruit is also not a good option for a puppy. Boiled rice and eggs should be used as a flush for when dogs are sick, not as an every day meal.
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OH !! --- i didn't see the 4 WEEKS ---------- yes best to give it back to mum for a bit longer --- lets face it Dalmatian's are not the smartest dog's around,probably because of years of inbreeding ---- i know two old dalmatians, and they have almost nill street sense-- in this case you can't teach a new dog any tricks.

I know of two dogs that have lived on mutton bones and rice and they are very healthy, well they do get Momo's sometimes as well.
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Mutton bones and rice would be fine for an adult dog, but a growing dog needs more nutrient than that would offer
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Thumbs down People that buy dogs are contributing to animal cruelty.

As said puppy should get mother milk and that is DOG mother milk not from another animal. Milk from other animal's especially cow's milk is going to give it diarrea.

Since this poor thing has been taken from the mother at an insanely young age, boiled mackerel fish mixed with a little yoghurt which is mixed water is probably the best it can hope for.

Give only a little yoghurt, not more than a spoonfull mixed with three spoons of water and 1 or 2 spoons of boneless mackerel. Mackerel is high in vitamines, omega's and calcium (much better than milk). It should be fed tiny amounts about 10 times a day (a pup this age suckles at least that number of times if it was with the mum). Yes also through the night (somehow I can hear the execuses coming through the wires ).

Make sure it get dewormed with a puppy dewormer.

As this poor little pup will not get the immune system protection is should get from mother's milk (as it would get in a natural setting for at least first three months), you better get is vaccinated with 7in1 immediately and repeat boosters every 3 weeks until 4 months of age.

Why people take breed puppies when there are so many local dogs that are being euthanised is beyond me.

By buying pedigree puppies you are directly responsible for the killing of dogs.

Then taking it at such young age amounts to animal cruelty to the poor pup in question.


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Originally Posted by birds View Post As said puppy should get mother milk and that is DOG mother milk not from another animal. Milk from other animal's especially cow's milk is going to give it diarrea.

Since this poor thing has been taken from the mother at an insanely young age, boiled mackerel fish mixed with a little yoghurt which is mixed water is probably the best it can hope for.

Give only a little yoghurt, not more than a spoonfull mixed with three spoons of water and 1 or 2 spoons of boneless mackerel. Mackerel is high in vitamines, omega's and calcium (much better than milk). It should be fed tiny amounts about 10 times a day (a pup this age suckles at least that number of times if it was with the mum). Yes also through the night (somehow I can hear the execuses coming through the wires ).

Make sure it get dewormed with a puppy dewormer.

As this poor little pup will not get the immune system protection is should get from mother's milk (as it would get in a natural setting for at least first three months), you better get is vaccinated with 7in1 immediately and repeat boosters every 3 weeks until 4 months of age.

Why people take breed puppies when there are so many local dogs that are being euthanised is beyond me.

By buying pedigree puppies you are directly responsible for the killing of dogs.

Then taking it at such young age amounts to animal cruelty to the poor pup in question.


First off, you have given great information to help.

BUT REALLY?!

You have NO idea how the OP obtained this puppy, or the history as to why it came to leave it's mother at 4 weeks old.

Also, plastering a big picture of a sad looking dog does nothing to help the rescue dog/pedigree dog argument. My dogs are both rescues, but have pedigree papers. I have rescued a pup from a dog home, and she was with us for nine weeks before being so ill she had to be put down- we had NO idea she had any medical issues, nor do you know any behavioural issues a rescue dog comes with. So telling people to adopt from rescues is IRRESPONSIBLE unless they know what they are looking at. Sorry to go off topic, but get off your soap box and ASK rather than dictate at someone you do not know, or know ANYTHING about.

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