Puppies that are extra small like Maltese, Toy Poodles and runts may need some softened food with Pancake Syrup for a week or two just to make sure they are getting some food in them. Soften a small amount of the Nutrisource puppy food in hot water for about thirty minutes, the puppy food will double in size and most if not all the water will be absorbed. Add enough Pancake Syrup or Karo Syrup for flavor and add more warm water and blend. A hand blender works great for this and a counter blender works better. The goal here is to make sure itís getting some groceries in it; when you think about it, this has the same puppy food in it that your trying to get it to eat dry so always keep the dry food available for it along with some bottled water. I say bottled because city tap water has chemicals in it and can cause the puppyís tummy to get upset and get Diarrhea.
Nutrisource Puppy Food: 1/2 Cup
Bottled Water: 1 Cup
Pancake Syrup or Karro Syrup:† Tablespoon Full
Youíll need to add more water so when itís blended itís really runny, if it is too thick the puppy wonít eat it. Put the extra in a container and put into the refrigerator and heat up the next time so itís warm. Donít make very much up because youíll only want to keep it about 24 hours.† Keep in mind, once your puppy is eating the dry puppy food and does not have much interest in the soften puppy food, you should not have to feed it anymore. Nine out of ten of our puppies that we send out should not need soften food at all, I just want you to have this information incase you need it.
Tip; If your dog or puppy ever gets Diarrhea, give it canned Pumpkin three times a day for a week. An adult can have one Tablespoon full three times a day and a puppy a little less. If they wonít eat it, mix it with Syrup for flavor.