Pro Plan Chicken and Rice Sport Kibble 30/20
The puppies are eating ¼-½ cup 3 times a day and that amount will steadily increase as they grow. If they don’t eat it all, remove it in 5-10 minutes. Keep in mind, puppies potty right after eating.
Some puppies are not interested in food the first night in their new home. They may be more interested in playing and exploring their environment. Some puppies will act like they are starving to death if they had to miss a meal when traveling. We usually recommend offering a little bit of food when you get home, but do not worry if they are not interested in it yet. They will usually eat great again after a meal or two of picky eating.
Don’t let them overeat at a sitting or they may get diarrhea. Slowly wean them down to 2 feedings in 1-2 months. We use maze bowls and snuffle mats to feed the older dogs and slow them down. There are hundreds of toys that make the dogs work for their food. We also feed outside often and spread the food around in the grass, sidewalk, or even on the stairs.
The puppies have been exposed to a variety of chewies, including Greenies, Rawhides, cow hooves, bones, Nylabones, and bully sticks. We keep as many chew options as we can around for our dogs and the puppies get their choice. We also use a variety of treats with the puppies when we start clicker training. Some of our favorites are cheese, lunch meat, liver, hot dogs, and Zukes Minis.