Recipes for Milk Replacer
Formula and Weak Puppy Booster
There are many versions of these formulas available
now. What you see below is my experimenting to find a formula that
worked for MY puppies. So, these formulas have been field tested
and I find them very useful. Good luck.
Milk Replacer Formula:
- 10 oz. evaporated milk (whole fat or part skim -- do not use all skim)
or goat's milk
- 3 oz. sterilized water (baby water or boiled water) -- delete if using
- 1 egg yolk (raw)
- 2T regular mayonnaise (optional)
- 1 cup whole fat yogurt (whole fat or part skim -- avoid all skim)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix (or use a wire whisk) till
well blended. Use all formula within 7 days.
- Warm formula to puppy body temperature before feeding. Always
discard formula leftover at a feeding. This formula is thick and
so is best administered by stomach tube. If using a bottle, you may
need to enlarge the hole slightly. It provides 11 calories per cc.
- Weak Puppy Booster
- This formula is meant to be used on newborns who are chilled, weak
or otherwise compromised. This formula should be administered
every 1-2 hours (or more often) by stomach tube and the puppy should be
warmed slowly. Once the puppy begins to maintain a normal body temperature,
regular feeding can resume. NEVER FEED A CHILLED PUPPY MILK REPLACER.
- 8oz. lactated ringers solution or sterilized water
- 1 tablespoon white Karo syrup or white sugar (do not use honey)
- Substitute plain, unflavored Pedialyte
- Mix ingredients and warm to body temperature. Preferred administration
is stomach tube (to ensure correct dosage). Feed 1/2 cc per 2 oz.
of body weight once per hour. If puppy is very weak, you may half
the dosage and feed twice as often. This formula should be followed
up with milk replacer as soon as the puppy is maintaining normal body temperature.
This formula should not be fed exclusively for more than 8 hours.
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