|Posted by showcresties on August 22, 2012 at 9:05 PM|
This is what we feed:
at 3 weeks:
HAM baby food from jar with boiled water and a bit of Rice flakes(NOT OATMEAL) in baby food section Kroger/Walmart, make loose paste add a few drops Karo. More red than pink- so more meat. Just use GERBER meats(blue label) ham, beef chicken- nothing else. 3x a day.
NEEDS to be moist. USE boiled water so they can start water intake too.
Even Blue dog food canned seemed to give diarreah - so stayed with human baby food for cresteds this age- as many do not have teeth until 4 weks or on...and under a pound- cannot afford dehydration
at 4-5 weeks
boil some water, add to fatty hamburger 73/27% just enough to make grey squish- NOT firm kernels to choke on- drain most of water- will be pink mud. Add a few drops of Karo and some Gerbers. NEEDS to be moist.
at 5 weeks
soften reg kibble food to fluff by adding boiling water, then add in above minus baby foods/Rice flakes
at 6 weeks
softened food and then slowly let be hard and normal to strengthen teeth
Yes, I realize some people just soften kibble at first and then on. This is what we have done for 20 years through various breeds- and it seems to work as we have been lucky and never had a problem with weight or lack of calcium/bone etc.
8-10 weeks should be on reg. food add carrot shavings, tiny pieces of fruit, meat,veggies,cottage cheese