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Post by Co.Down Staffy on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:01 pm

Hi I'm new to this forum and I am looking for some advice. I have come into the possession of a 6 week old staffy pup. The owner got rid them because the mother was paying no attention to the pups and it was a large litter. He is a little bundle of joy. Very playful. Eats puppy food soaked in puppy milk well, goin to the toilet without problem. He seems very small to me though. When I brought him to the vet he checked him over and said he underweight and small but other wise healthy. I've had him from sun and feeding him 4 times a day. He has full set of puppy teeth so vet confirmed he is around 6 weeks. Is there any recommendations on helping him put on a bit of weight and encourage growth?
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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Jenc on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:03 pm

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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Jenc on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:10 pm

Hi from me & Katy, I got her at 6wks old after her breeder took her away from her mum & siblings at 5wks old to give to his niece angry After having her a week she advertised her for sale Surprised Little & often feeds are best at that age, what is he being fed? He may be more demanding of your time than a pup that stays with his litter for the right amount of time. He might of missed out of learning doggie etiquette & manners but that can be rectified Smile Just ask if you have any questions Smile


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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Co.Down Staffy on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:18 pm

Thanks for your help. I'm not long after leg surgery so I'll be home nearly all the time for the next month or so. I've researched the socialisation he'll require and I will introduce him to my 2year old staffy X and 4 year old jrt X that live with my parents to get him use to other dogs once he's vaccinated. He's eating bakers dry puppy food soaked in puppy milk and he has no problem eating after little encouragement. My main concern is his size and weight at the min as he looks tiny compared to any other pups I've seen even at 6 weeks. I'll post photos of him when I can figure out how
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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Co.Down Staffy on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:18 pm

My profile pic is of him sleeping on my lap
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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Jenc on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:26 pm

Lovely pic Love Struck But Bakers is probably 1 of the worst foods that is made for dogs!!!! When I got Katy they gave me her food they had been feeding her that was Bakers (adult) I soon changed that!! Katy was put on Wainwrights which she has thrived on, but you need to change over gradually so not to upset his delicate puppy tummy.


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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by -Ian- on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:01 pm

Hi & Welcome to the Forum from Flo and me Big Grin

Exciting times for you all. I would agree that the choice of food isn't great and if you can get better quality all the better. I would imagine that a 6 week old is going to be small anyways but feed on demand to start with and see how the weight gain goes. If you see dramatic weight gain (and you will if you feed on demand) then alter gradually so it's a steady rate of growth.


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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Co.Down Staffy on Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:24 pm

Thanks very much for your help. I really appreciate it. I'll invest in some nutrious high quality food and see how he gets on from there. He loves the puppy milk and would drink it without any problems. Hopefully start seeing weight gain soon and I'll keep you up today we of photos when he bit older. Thanks from me and Buzz

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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by -Ian- on Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:44 pm

Do keep us updated and some pics too Big Grin


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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Mia05 on Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:45 pm

aww welcome from me and mia
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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by BuzztheStaff on Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:54 pm

Co.Down Staffy wrote:Thanks very much for your help. I really appreciate it. I'll invest in some nutrious high quality food and see how he gets on from there. He loves the puppy milk and would drink it without any problems. Hopefully start seeing weight gain soon and I'll keep you up today we of photos when he bit older. Thanks from me and Buzz



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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by stella on Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:40 pm

hia from me and Sasha Smile


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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by GRAHAM.C on Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:34 pm

Hi from me and Tess.Keep up as you are doing little and often,and never too much in one sitting that can cause bloat.I'm sure with your good management he will soon catch up.
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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by VikkiGT4 on Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:48 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from me and the zoo Smile xx
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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by Inez Maria on Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:47 pm

Hiya from me and Vinnie Big Grin


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Re: New staffy Puppy

Post by PaulD on Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:52 pm

Hello from fellow newbies Paul & Mollie Smile
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