How Much Should My 8 week old puppy eat? (and more!)?
My name is Sam and I just adopted an 8 week old Lab/Terrier/who knows what else puppy from an animal shelter.
The animal shelter gave me lots of instructions, but I have a few questions that I keep googling or asking people about, and I hear 10 different answers! I was wondering if you guys could help me, because I’m pretty overwhelmed.
1) Franny is 8 weeks old and is very skinny (they said she got there malnourished). She is 6 pounds and will probably get to be about 40 pounds.
How much should I feed her??! The shelter said to feed 1 cup of dry food and 1 cup of wet food over the course of a day (about 4 times), but a lot of people are telling me to: a) follow the dog food bag, or b) that 1 can of wet food is a lot and to increase the dry and give her much much less wet. I don’t know what to do! I just want to give her the right amount and I don’t want her to be hungry since she is just a baby and seems so hungry! Any thoughts?
2) She can’t go for real walks because she has a little upper respiratory infection and hasn’t had all her shots. We are house training her. Is it okay to take her (hold her) around the neighborhood, and maybe put her on pavement every once in a while to get used to outside, as long as she doesn’t have contact with other dogs or animals?
3) She is really sweet, but for the first time today she snarled at me when I put my hand near her dog bone. This should be corrected right? I’m assuming I say no and take away the bone each time she does it, but I want to make sure.
That’s it. I know this was a mouthful…if anyone could help me out with any of these questions I would REALLY appreciate it!
Thanks a ton everybody!
-Sam and Franny, the puppy
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