Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Puppies are 9 1/2 weeks old

  1. #1
    Dog Park Attendant Become a 4 Paw Member mom2bullies's Avatar
    Real Name
    Myrna
    Location
    Auburn,WA
    Posts
    437
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Chesty, Cadence and baby Echo and Mello (Delta)
    Likes (Received)
    1
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Puppies are 9 1/2 weeks old

    Is it time for them to be on dry dog food? I have been soaking their food in water. I had read that you should soak their food un til they are 12 weeks old.... any one ever hear that? Any thoughts on this? They seem to eat it ok dry and I keep lots of water for them.... Think it would bloat them? Seems to me that baby O was on dry at 8 weeks.... cause sis was not waiting any longer for her...LOL
    mom2bullies

    "For it is not into my ear you whisper, but into my heart.
    It is not my lips you kiss, But my soul"

  2. #2
    BullyWood Movie Star Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    sheshistory's Avatar
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    3,432
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bentley, Linus, Truman
    Likes (Received)
    249

    Default Re: Puppies are 9 1/2 weeks old

    I am not an expert here - at all - but I got Truman at 9 weeks and he was eating hard food just fine, for a couple weeks before that too.

    "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
    Bentley (5.24.04 - 6.26.10) & Linus (1.10.06 - 7.31.13)

  3. #3
    Newbie LuvBully26's Avatar
    Location
    Henderson. NV
    Posts
    13
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Buda,Bentley,Bella,Diesel, & Gia
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Puppies are 9 1/2 weeks old

    When we had are liter we soaked there food until they were about 9 weeks. They would start to crawl into there mom and dads bowls and eat there food so we knew they were ready. hope this helps you. Congrats on your litter.

  4. #4
    Pistol Packing Bullyagrapher Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    Libra926's Avatar
    Real Name
    Cheryl
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    7,813
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Vegas and Orion
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1148
    Blog Entries
    44

    Default Re: Puppies are 9 1/2 weeks old

    I believe you started O on dry food about 7 weeks. When we had her vet checked at 8 weeks, she said O was ready to come home with me! You are right! I couldn't wait a single day longer. I can't believe the babies are already old enough to be on there own!
    Mom-we are having fun and it's been a safe trip. We are going out for one last ride early in the morning, packing up and hope to be home by 7pm. @mom2bullies

  5. #5
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    mammyglicks's Avatar
    Posts
    1,127
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bear
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Puppies are 9 1/2 weeks old

    I got Bear at 9 weeks and he ate hard food fine. Never had to soak it.

  6. #6
    Pooper scooper Weberbulldogs's Avatar
    Location
    North Georgia
    Posts
    33
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Halo & her Baby Moose & 2 Frenchies Herschel and Margo
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Puppies are 9 1/2 weeks old

    We start puppies off on a "powdered dry food" this is normal puppy food I put in the blender to make small pieces/powder and then added warm water to soften it up slowly adding less and less water and at about 6 weeks they were on only dry food.

    I would say at 9+ weeks they should be ready for dry or atlest some supervised dry food time
    just be sure the kibbble is small enough and they they are eating enough maybe still offer soaked kibble at night.

    Good Luck

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •