When any Pap from us is leaving our home for a new family, I always recommend to keep feeding the same items for a few days at minimum, to avoid additional digestive upset, besides the usual transfer stress.
Here is a updated list of the items I offer my Papillons on a weekly base.
Puppies are eating a full fledged meal, just in a somewhat smaller version, and meat is chopped into smaller parts. They get 3 meals per day at that age. (8 AM, 1 PM and no later than 5:30 PM)
Please note, I am on a budget, as I have multiple dogs. You, most likely, an owner of one or perhaps two small dogs can get very creative, by adding many more ingredients, and more of "organic" items, grass-fed meats, etc.
When you introduce your Pap to a new item later on, offer first a very small amount, next to a meat your dog is already eating on a regular base.
I always serve 2 kinds of different meats per meal.
A balanced diet is achieved over the course of a week, not a day.
Variety is the key- of meats!
Organ meat 2-3 times per week is also essential to create a balanced diet.
A bone- meal I offer 2 times per week.
|Chicken Drumette. Some dogs eat all bone, some eat only partial or none.|
Liver (Organ meat)
Drumettes (the only bone meal I serve currently, which I am comfortable with)
Heart (I get that grind from the meat department)
Liver (Organ meat)
Hearts (when available)
Gizzards (when available
- Pork (boneless)
- Some Fish
Above items are the main ingredients completing a meal. ((2.5 - 3 ounces for a 4-7 Lbs dog/per meal, twice / day)
Each meal gets a little "topping" \.
Below is the list of these items I offer, one per meal:
- Greek yogurt
- 4 % Cottage Cheese
- Shredded Cheese
- Finely minced veggies (done in a blender); mostly green leave + carrot. ( I serve between a teaspoon and a little less than a table spoon once/ day)
- Hard-boiled eggs with shell, minced (I hard-boil the eggs, and put them in the blender with their shell for needed calcium, and blend them until minced)---1 teaspoon to 1 table spoon, pending of the size of dog.
|Beef Back Ribs|
- Beef Back Ribs
- Soup bones (The meat dept. cuts the bones into smaller parts for me)