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Q. I have a very weak bulldog puppy that I am tube feeding her every 3 hours. I was wondering can I feed her every 2 hours and if so do I split the formula dosage?
Hello my name is Barb.You seem to be an expert at raising puppies.I have a very weak bulldog puppy. She is 8 days old I am tube feeding her every 3 hours. I was wondering can I feed her every 2 hours and if so do I split the formula dosage. She weighs 12oz and I am feeding her 11cc. She was feeding on the mother and then she just stopped sucking after 5 days.She is hardly moving at all. I hope she does not die.

Thanks for your help,
Barb

A. Barb,

The probably reason there your puppy has a problem is because commercial formula is total crap – I mean and bad as bad can be.

The solution is not to feed the puppy more garbage but rather feed it good homemade formula – use the formula on my bottle-feeding web page.

So the answer to your question is an absolute NO. You should use a gram scale and start a weight chart - weigh the dog twice a day and then feed it the way its explained in the article.

Good luck.

Regards,
Ed Frawley
  
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