So before anyone gets upset. I did not get this little guy from a breeder. But from a woman who rescued his (pregnant) mother, father, and two year old sister from their abusive owners.
Granted yes she should have kept the pups until they were 12 weeks. Her husband was pressuring her to get the pups rehomed asap because they had 7 other dogs....Yeah not the best situation. But I am thrilled with my pup he is in great health and is just an all around joy.
I got him on January 1st. So he will be 9 weeks old tomorrow. His mom was a purebred 4 lb Chihuahua. His dad a 6 lb Yorkie/Shitzu mix. His name is Cosmo
I know small breed puppies NEED to be fed many times a day to avoid low blood sugar. I work from home so caring for him is a non issue. So this has been my feeding schedule.
We get up around 9am and he eats his first meal. I just kind of eye ball his food. I let it soak and then I mush it up for him. Usually warm it up for 10 seconds.
I leave the food on the floor for him while he plays for 30-40 minutes...Pretty much until he passes out.
I pretty much keep food available at all times that he is awake. I make a new plate of food for him around noon, then again at 3:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30, and then right before I go to bed at 1 am he gets one last play and chance to eat.
He is a great little eater. The vet says that he is a healthy and thriving puppy
Now I am just curious how my schedule sounds? Also how to I go about dialing it back as he gets older?
When I got Leia at 14 weeks she only needed to be fed twice a day.
Thanks in advance.