Feeding puppies? Got milk?
Whether you're a breeder or a mother has rejected a puppy, puppy milk is a necessity for new babies who need their nutrients. At Time For Paws, we offer both Toplife Goats Milk For Puppies and the ever-popular Beaphar Lactol to give your puppy the best start in life.
Supplemental feeding is the perfect solution for puppies when their mother’s milk production is insufficient or entirely absent. You may well be a dog breeder looking for the right puppy milk to feed your new puppy - it’s not as common for breeders to need to hand nurse puppies, but orphan puppies need nutrition and puppy milk can be the right replacement.
Puppy milk replacer - Extra nutrition for growing puppies
A mother may be unable to feed her puppy for many different reasons, eclampsia and lactation failure are the most common. It’s therefore up to you to make sure that your puppy is being fed correctly to keep them filled with the right nutrition. Puppies that are orphaned or rejected should be allowed to grow at a healthy rate, and puppy milk does the job.
During the first few weeks of life for your newborn, their body is trying to grow as much as possible. At the same time, they’re building up their immune system, which is why mother’s milk is so important. The early colostrum has an immune defense like no other, but there needs to be an alternative in the case of rejected or orphaned puppies. Beaphar Lactol Puppy Milk and Toplife Goats Milk are excellent alternative options to match the fast growth rate of a puppy over those early weeks.
Goats milk for puppies is calorie-dense & high in protein
Newborn dogs need high calorie and high protein in their milk, and as newborn dogs do not have teeth, they need to avoid solid food. Milk replacements should be used for puppies under 8 weeks of age. Choosing which formula depends on your immediate needs. For example, the main differences between powdered and liquid puppy milk is based on their storage long-term. Puppy milk that is powdered has no moisture, and so there’s no bacterial growth encouraged.
The cartons of ready milk are more convenient, with you only needing to shake and serve. So, the choice as to which puppy milk you buy will depend on the time that you have for your dog. Both powdered and ready milks are nutritionally complete, giving your puppy the best start in life.
Goat milk is a favourite for new puppies because they act as a natural dog milk replacement. Puppies need as much help as they can get to build their immune system, and goat milk is a natural option that is less processed. At Time For Paws, we carry Toplife Goats Milk in ready cartons for your convenience and your puppy’s nutritional start in life.
Making the right choice for puppy milk can be confusing, but give your puppy the best beginning and he will grow strong and happy. It’s not long until solid food can be introduced, but until then, peruse our range and see if we have what you need!
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