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I have a 14 weeks old pup. He is not taking food as I am

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I have a 14 weeks old pup. He is not taking food as I am expecting. 2-1/2 is all he can consume for all day. I am thinking of giving him esbillac on his dry food? would that be good?
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Customer: my puppy don't eat as much I expected. he can only consume 2-1/2 cups of dry food a day. Can I give him Esbillac milk mixed into his food
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

First, the significance of the volume of food your pup eats will depend on the calorie/fat/protein content of what you are feeding. If it is quite nutrient dense, then 2.5c may be enough for him. But if you find this total volume is less then what is recommended by the label, then you can try adding Esbillac to make the food more appealing to him. You could also try lactose free milk, low salt chicken broth, or even try canned food or an alternative dry kibble to see if he likes that better. It will just be a case of working out what he likes and what he will reliably eat. So, you can use Esbillac here without worry but otherwise you can also use these alternatives to improve his eating habits.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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