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    Areenciel is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultGoing to get a lab pup of 35 days, need guidance .

    Hello

    Newest member of the forum ,greetings to everyone.

    My question is very simple yet very crucial.
    I've booked a pup which I'm going to get when he's 35 days old. I need to know how to take care of his foodings? As I haven't kept any pet ever though I had this urge for quite long, I need genuine and simple guidance regarding the same.

    Thanks

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    What do you mean exactly? How to feed him or what to feed him?
    This forum is a Know-it-all forum. Post on your own risk. Beware of being preached by a group of dog owners here.

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    Why so early? It is extremely important a puppy stays with their litter mates for 8 weeks. You are asking for multiple issues taking one home before that.
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    That is too early to take a pup away from it's litter mates. By chance do you live in India?


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    Quote Originally Posted by labchris View Post
    What do you mean exactly? How to feed him or what to feed him?

    Both,it's my first time so if you tell me il be highly thankful

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammyhuffman View Post
    Why so early? It is extremely important a puppy stays with their litter mates for 8 weeks. You are asking for multiple issues taking one home before that.
    I went to see this pup 3 days ago, I saw both parents along with 9 pups of them, even I wanted to have pup at least after seven weeks but the breeder isn't professional and she's having hard time to keep litters so she's selling them out as soon as 4 weeks. What should I do? I have given her advance payment as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belles mom View Post
    That is too early to take a pup away from it's litter mates. By chance do you live in India?

    Yah I'm in India..

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    There's so much confusion if you read articles over Internet. From choosing a pup to raising, keeping, grooming, training and all. And for a rookie like me I want somebody who can give the appropriate advice/suggestions.

    After so much pain I think iv finally found good pup. If you guys wish ill put up the pics of him.

    Thanks so much I am sure I am at the right spot with the right people

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    That really stinks and unfortunately you will deal with unnecessary challenges.

    The best thing to feed; a high quality kibble only 3-4 times daily. I would start with one cup, 8 ounces, or a little less at each feeding. Keep fresh, clean water available at all times. Do NOT feed milk or other dairy products, they are completely unnecessary and can cause gastric upset.

    Get plenty of toys for the puppy to chew, do not use rawhide type toys/treats.

    Keep puppy only in your yard until all vaccinations are complete. (Very important!) Take puppy out every hour or so, immediately after waking, a play session and right after eating. Be very patient, 5 weeks is very young.

    Enroll in a puppy socialization class if possible. I would also find a friend or family member that has a fully vetted dog, preferably female, to socialize your puppy with as often as possible. Another dog will help the puppy learn bite inhibition.

    Get a crate and start using it immediately. It will keep your puppy safe and secure during the early "put everything in their mouth" stage.

    Good luck!
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    A 35 day old puppy is generally not even weaned yet. This is tremendously ignorant and irresponsible of the breeder, regardless of country.

    I'll let the breeders comment on how to feed this infant, but I believe you will need to feed a mush of kibble as this puppy is so young. Small amounts multiple times a day.
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