Feeding Puppies

It is important that puppies receive colostrum within the first 12 hours of birth. Ideally the puppies should receive colostrum from a bitch, but if this is not possible Jump-Start™ Full Cream Colostrum should be fed. Jump-Start™ is available from your rural retailer.

Feeding recommendations

Mix 200 grams of lamb milk replacer (LMR) per litre of water. Ensure the water has been pre boiled and bought down to a suitable feeding temperature of 38°C before adding the lamb milk replacer (LMR) powder.

Always follow the feeding instructions, do not increase volumes or concentrations above recommended levels.

Breed Small Dog Medium Dog Large Dog
Mixing Rate 200g per litre
Age of Animal Feeds per day Milk per feed Feds per day Milk per feed (ml) Feeds per day Milk per feed (ml)
1 - 3 days Feed colostrum (10% of bodyweight)
4 - 7 days 10 3 10 5 10 10
1 - 2 weeks 10 4 10 7 10 20
2 - 4 weeks 5 12 5 15 5 40
4 - 8 weeks 3 25 3 30 3 60
8 - 12 weeks 3 45 3 50 3 80

Puppies need to be fed by bottle and teat until their eyes are open. Puppies can then lap milk. When lapping begins drinking water must be readily available to the puppies.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Puppies must be stimulated to defecate and urinate after each feed. Consult your veterinarian or breeder for particular advice about caring for your breed of puppy.

Feeding recommendations for adult dogs

100 grams of lamb milk replacer (LMR) mixed into dry feed is an excellent supplement to the daily requirement of working dogs and nursing bitches.