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ARDEN GRANGE WEANING PUPPY is an easily digestible, extremely palatable FRESH CHICKEN based food, which contains highly concentrated calories that puppies need at this all important rapid growth stage. As we have included everything puppies require, in the correct proportions, further supplementation is not required or recommended. To add extras will upset the fine balance our nutritionists have formulated for your puppy.
Different breeders and different breeds will have their own timetable for weaning puppies. Weaning is usually started at around three weeks, however, if the litter is unusually large for the particular breed you may wish to start weaning a little earlier than normal – in order that the bitch is not overly fatigued.
ARDEN GRANGE WEANING PUPPY should first be soaked with warm water and mixed with a fork to form a smooth porridge. More warm water may need to be added to get just the right consistency for lapping. We recommend that puppies are initially fed on a portion controlled method, this allows you to monitor their individual intake more accurately. Initially, you may need to encourage the individual puppies to take the food by placing some on the end of your finger and allowing them to either lick or suck, they soon get the idea. We suggest you leave the porridge down for around 15 minutes at each meal, after which time you should remove any uneaten food. Once the puppies are established on the porridge and are becoming individuals, gradually start to reduce the amount of water added. This routine is repeated for each mealtime, usually 4 or 5 times a day. As the puppies grow, you may wish to leave a small bowl of dry food down to encourage them to eat and become accustomed to the dry textured nugget. This of course will be in addition to their normal feeds.
The required amounts will vary with the size of the litter, the individual breed and level of activity. Please use the suggested feeding quantities on the bag as a guideline only. We advise a gradual change over to ARDEN GRANGE PUPPY / JUNIOR (small and medium breeds) or to ARDEN GRANGE PUPPY / JUNIOR LARGE BREED (large and giant breeds) from 8 weeks of age.
When feeding Arden Grange, it is important to remember that puppies and adult dogs do not require additional milk in their daily diets. In fact, shortly after weaning they lose the ability to digest the milk sugar, lactose that is present in any mammals milk and its consumption therefore can cause digestive problems such as diarrhoea. However, it is important to provide a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water available at all times.