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Old 03-28-2014, 04:49 AM
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Hey guys! This is my first post and I'm already about to bomb ya'll with questions haha.

To make a long story short, I've a 7 week old chi, who is incredibly tiny. I weighed her tonight and she's about 1 pound 10 ounces. I'm currently feeding her canned Blue Wellness food 4 times a day, and honey in between feedings to keep her blood sugar up. She seems to be doing well, we have a routine going of eat, play, and then sleep.

I really wish she could be with her mama right now, but her "breeder" (I use that term loosely) demanded that she leave right at 7 weeks, and I couldn't bare the thought of her ending up in a home that couldn't take proper care of her.

She is my first chi, but I've been reading non stop since I got her, and am trying to soak up all the information I can!
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I don't know what Blue Wellness is, I thought Blue (Buffalo) and Wellness were separate companies? As long as it is a high meat content low carb food, preferably grain free, and she is doing well on it, keep going as you are. At 7 weeks you might want to feed more often than 4 times a day, depending on how well she is eating. Be guided by your puppy, let her eat as much as she needs.
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I don't know what Blue Wellness is, I thought Blue (Buffalo) and Wellness were separate companies? As long as it is a high meat content low carb food, preferably grain free, and she is doing well on it, keep going as you are. At 7 weeks you might want to feed more often than 4 times a day, depending on how well she is eating. Be guided by your puppy, let her eat as much as she needs.
It's made by Blue Buffalo, and the can says Blue Wellness, although I picked up some blue puppy today.

She eats like there is no tomorrow haha, I actually fed her 5 times today, as she woke up a little earlier and didn't nap as much, I've been letting her sleep if she's asleep. Should I wake her up to eat?

As soon as I figure out how, I'll post some pictures of her. She's simply precious!
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A good grain free kibble Fromm, Blue Buffalo Wliderness, Acana etc, are "all life stages" so are OK for babies. So are the freeze dried Stella and Chewies, ZiwiPeak and others. Raw is somewhat difficult (I think) to get the right ingredients for growing puppies, but there are people here on the forum that could help you with that if you desire to go that way.
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I think the blue buffalo wilderness is the highest quality of that brand.

I would add water. Maybe some of the puppy folks or breeders could answer if you can add puppy milk or I am using animal nutrition goats milk to a senior cat's food I have as she needs to gain weight. Not sure how young puppies should stop with milk.
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My two pups were still feeding from mum at 7 weeks, so you could add a milk replacement, my worry is that it would cause an upset tummy.
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