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Nutrition

Why Won't My Yorkie Eat His New Food?April 14, 2012, 7:04 am

I have a Yorkie, about 5 months old and I recently switched to a new holistic brand of puppy food, w...

FeedingMay 26, 2012, 5:11 pm

I just adopted a 9 week old Morkie. In the information that they sent me they said I was to feed my...

How Many Times The Puppy Needs To EatNovember 11, 2012, 7:43 pm

how many times the puppy needs to eat...

Pup Wont EatJanuary 13, 2013, 11:27 pm

purchased two pups Izzie and Rascal and cant get Racal to eat without being forced to eat. purchased...

When To Start With Scheduled FeedingsJanuary 20, 2013, 7:49 am

When I got my 8 week old Morkie a week ago, the instructions were to feed her every 30 minutes appro...

NutritionFebruary 6, 2013, 4:06 pm

Hello, Is it ok to use small portions of Cheddar Cheese and Pepperoni as training treats.on a d...

Puppy Edible ChewsJune 28, 2013, 6:15 pm

What are some good edible chews for a puppy? I had an older dog that loved dried lamb tracheas. I ...

FoodJuly 22, 2013, 12:47 pm

recently purchased a male maltese from puppy Ave. We were told to feed chicken breast , cesar puppy ...

Doesn't like dry foodJuly 23, 2013, 5:54 pm

What do I do with a 12 wk old teacup morkie who doesnt like any puppy dry food ? He is very picky....

Drinking water?July 24, 2013, 2:01 pm

I had a problem with my new puppy not drinking water. I was giving her some with a syringe, but f...

How much to feed?July 24, 2013, 8:27 pm

I have a male maltese born on 5\3 he weighs a little over 2 lbs. How much and how often should I fee...

Appetite ChangesSeptember 7, 2013, 6:04 am

My puppy's eating has been strange lately. She isn't as interested in eating her food. She'll sniff ...

Changing to Dry Food OnlyNovember 5, 2013, 6:49 am

We have been giving our maltipoo puppy supplemental feedings his first week. Since we've had him a ...

Changing foodOctober 19, 2013, 10:56 am

I changed my puppy's dog food about a four days ago, we changed it from Eukanuba to Blue Buffalo bec...

Could it be carrots?November 5, 2013, 5:48 pm

In response to my hives questions, I'm not sure if it's something he picked while we walk him, we ar...

Sneaking the other dogs foodDecember 5, 2013, 6:55 am

My puppy is 4 months old and has been eating the adult brand her puppy food. She gets into my boyfri...

Switching FoodsDecember 15, 2013, 9:52 pm

It's been a week and my puppy is still not eating solid food. I was given a route to follow which we...

Changing Feeding SchedulesDecember 17, 2013, 4:19 pm

Hi, we just got a 8 week old french bulldog last Saturday. We were told to feed her as much chicken ...

Fruits and VeggiesJanuary 19, 2014, 5:45 pm

Can my puppy (morkie) eat some fruits and vegetables? If the response is yes which can she eat?...

Gone from 9-5January 23, 2014, 10:31 pm

How many meals a day should I feed my 8 weeks old Havanese? I am not home from 9-5, should I feed h...

How Many Meals? January 23, 2014, 10:23 pm

I have an 8 weeks old Havanese. Breeder suggested that hard food should always be available for the...

Food Ingredient ChoicesFebruary 6, 2014, 6:51 am

I am having a hard time getting my 10 mo old female maltese to eat! She seems to like liver dog foo...

New Arrival Feeding ScheduleMarch 5, 2014, 7:35 am

How often should I feed him and how much?...

Are "Natural" Foods Better? March 7, 2014, 7:28 am

I am slowly add a natural food to Cooper's regular food. He eats Royal Canin and I am adding Wellnes...

Switching FoodsMarch 10, 2014, 4:52 am

I switched my 10 week old bichon's food from puddy chow that the breeder was using to Nutro Ultra bu...

VitaminsMarch 11, 2014, 8:31 am

What kind of vitamins can I give my yorkie who is 12 weeks?...

Onions And Garlic Harmful?March 13, 2014, 9:28 am

Doctor Pup: Hi Elizabeth, let me review your history and I will be back Elizabeth: I have read that...

When to Start Adult Dog FoodMarch 30, 2014, 1:59 pm

When do you change to adult dog food?...

How Many Meals As They Get OlderApril 21, 2014, 7:39 am

Doctor Pup: Let me review your history and I will be back Doctor Pup: At eight months a single feed...

Food Causing Changes in Stool?May 18, 2014, 5:32 pm

Our 6 mth Havanese finished her Royal Canin mini puppy food last week and I proceeded to give her th...

Is My Puppy Eating Enough?May 26, 2014, 7:19 am

My puppy has only been with me for three days. I am not sure how much he should be eating on his own...

Won't Eat KibbleJune 10, 2014, 1:29 pm

My 9 week old Morkie won't eat kibble. I tried mixing in roasted chicken and she will only eat the c...

New Puppy's AppetitieJune 11, 2014, 11:44 am

Our pup is a 9 week old teddy bear and I was wondering if I have to feed her during the night and f...

Puppy Still Wanting to Be FedJune 12, 2014, 4:47 pm

My puppy still has no appetite. its been three weeks since I got him. He only eats if I force feed ...

How Much Food?July 4, 2014, 12:48 pm

We have a 4 1/2 month old Cavachon. How much food should she be given a day? I am feeding her appr...

Overnight FeedingJuly 28, 2014, 12:06 pm

I have a 11 weeks old cavapoo. I leave her plate with her dry food in her crate all night long. Is t...

Changing Foods Cause a Problem?August 20, 2014, 4:02 pm

My6 mo old cavachon is having digestive problems. She wasn't eating much of her Royal Canin so we st...

Appetite of New PuppySeptember 1, 2014, 1:13 am

The puppy ate a fair amount of the Royal Canine Dry food and drank water but does no seem interested...

Feeding guidelinesOctober 9, 2014, 12:33 pm

He is on Blue puppy (only dry food)...3 times a day but I realized that I may have been giving him t...

Vitamin and Mineral supplelmentsOctober 17, 2014, 10:49 am

Doctor Rybka. What multi purpose vitamin would you recommend along with my homemade dog food.. ?...

Can Food Make my Puppy Itch?October 20, 2014, 5:33 am

Good Morning!! I just received my puppy on Oct 14, 2014. She is a Yorkie and she weighs 3.5 pounds. ...

Puppy SundaesOctober 22, 2014, 9:32 am

Hi Doctor.. I have a Question .. I ordered these Doggie Sundaes for a treat for Delylah 2 and Lily 9...

Vomiting After Food ChangeOctober 22, 2014, 11:53 am

My 5 month old puppy hws been vomiting. She is normally playful and shows no other signs. We have be...

TreatsOctober 22, 2014, 7:03 pm

Hi again Doctor.. Where would I find such treats as you mentioned.. >>>.>>>> I like freeze dried ...

Vitamin SupplementsOctober 30, 2014, 12:54 pm

Hi Doctor.. You told me if I was to make my own dog food and give them kibble also I should incorpor...

Feeding ScheduleDecember 20, 2014, 11:40 am

I have a cavalier who is four months old she weighs 6 pounds. I want to know how much I should be fe...

Feeding GuidlinesJanuary 10, 2015, 6:42 am

Hi, My name is Tami and we just purchased a Havanese little boy Toby from Affordable pets and LOVE ...

New arrival feedingMarch 20, 2015, 5:43 pm

Brought my puppy home today with instructions to feed 3ml every 15 min for 2 hrs when we got home. N...

Green Bean TreatsMarch 28, 2015, 11:10 am

We have a new baby yorkie. I have read that steamed green beans is a healthier treat as opposed to p...

Getting to Eat Dry FoodApril 13, 2015, 5:41 am

Hi, We have an eleven week old Yorkie which I have had on chicken baby food since we brought her ho...

Eating Too MuchApril 16, 2015, 5:20 am

How do I know if my puppies are eating too much? I have two and one is 1 pound the other is 2 pounds...

How Often to FeedMay 31, 2015, 5:21 am

Should we leave hard food in palace all day so she can eat at will or establish feeding times in the...

Is grain free better?June 4, 2015, 10:54 am

In addition to Royal Canin dry dog food, what others would you suggest as the best options in dry do...

Eating Enough?July 11, 2015, 7:51 am

Pup is 9 weeks , 3.5-4 lbs. eating Royal Canin puppy food. Can't really find a recommended amount fo...

Making Food More EnticingAugust 5, 2015, 10:38 am

I have a 13 week old Shih Tzu and is it ok to add a couple of tablespoons of canned puppy food to dr...

Puppy Wants Table FoodSeptember 13, 2015, 2:15 am

My Shih Tzu is 4 months old. We were on vacation and I made the mistake of giving her 2 French fries...

Changing FoodOctober 28, 2015, 8:06 am

I no longer want to give my puppy baby food as breeder suggested. I am trying to give her wet food ...

Vitamins?February 18, 2016, 9:19 am

What vitamins do you recommend for a 2 pound Maltese puppy? The breeder recommends NuVet Plus is thi...

Routines for food and waterFebruary 23, 2016, 8:39 pm

I am bringing home a two pound Maltese puppy she is 2 months old. How many times a day do I need to ...

Picking Adult FoodMarch 6, 2016, 9:40 am

My Pom puppy is now one year old. I have decided to stick with the same brand of food the breeder r...

Time to Change FoodApril 13, 2016, 6:23 pm

My morkie is 4 months old should she still be eating royal canin mini starter...

treatsJuly 15, 2016, 6:11 pm

There are many treats available for puppies. What are some healthy brands and names?...

Feeding PuppyJuly 18, 2016, 1:00 pm

Will puppies overeat if you leave out too much food or will they only eat until they are full?...

too many calories?July 20, 2016, 7:01 am

I have a 13 week old Morkie and I started training her on basic commands. I was instructed to feed h...

eating enough?July 26, 2016, 4:31 am

My puppy is 10weeks old and weight is 3 lbs 8 ozs how much food and how often should she eat?...

Improving AppetiteJuly 26, 2016, 2:55 pm

what should i mix w the dry food to make my new puppy eat it. i just got him. but he is hardly to ea...

gaining weight too fast?August 8, 2016, 8:51 pm

My 4 mo. old Mal-Shih Teddy Bear weighed 5.4 lbs when I got her three weeks ago. Now she weighs 7. S...

Picking TreatsAugust 25, 2016, 4:35 pm

What brand of treats are best for my 8 week morkie...

Picking YogurtSeptember 27, 2016, 10:26 am

What kinda of yogert do i feed my puppy? Some of them have sweeteners. Some are fat free. High prote...

Feeding new puppyOctober 30, 2016, 5:37 pm

When i purchased my Cavapoo pup, Carrie on 10/12/16 i was told she weighed 2.6 lbs. She was born Aug...

Changes in AppetiteNovember 29, 2016, 9:27 am

I have a 7.5 month morkie. I was giving her 1/2 cup of royal canin/day split into 3 meals. I noticed...

How Often to FeedNovember 29, 2016, 12:12 pm

My puppy is 16 weeks old and he is on 4 small meals now. My question is he ready to reduce the numbe...

Developing Mature AppetiteDecember 21, 2016, 4:10 pm

My morkie is 8 months old and weighs 7.4 lbs. She used to eat 1/2 cup (Royal Canin) in three meals. ...

Struggling to keep eatingJanuary 24, 2017, 5:28 pm

I have a 6 month old Morkie and weighs 5.3lbs. He had been eating well 3 meals per day and then he w...

Feeding puppyFebruary 26, 2017, 3:09 pm

Ok so my puppy was up earlier today following me then he went back to same as the day before just la...

Too excited to eatMarch 22, 2017, 12:56 pm

My 9 week old Micro Teacup Yorkie waits hours before she poops. Is there any recommendations to help...

Changing to Adult FoodApril 30, 2017, 12:13 pm

Hi good afternoon, My dog just turned 11 months and I can't give him the Royal Canin puppy dry food...

Best Choice of Two FoodsMay 13, 2017, 3:51 pm

What is a better brand Royal Canine or Blue Buffalo for a Maltese?...

How much? How often?May 19, 2017, 6:05 pm

My 11 week old murkiest has adjusted really well over the past couple weeks. He eats well. How often...

Late Night FeedingsJune 22, 2017, 4:43 pm

My teacup maltese is 12 weeks old. I'm still getting up at night every 3 hours to feed her. How long...

Quantity to feedJuly 19, 2017, 3:14 pm

How much food royal canin puppy starter for my 4 month old teacup maltese each day?...

Big tummyAugust 4, 2017, 4:11 am

How long should puppy have a full stomach -bloated and tight like a blown up balloon?...