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What To Feed A 2 Month Old Chihuahua?

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My chi does not eat her plain hard dog food, so I soak it in some chicken broth.  I also make her meals of canned chicken mixed with cooked oatmeal or cottage cheese.  Sometimes I add baby food carrots to that.  She also likes canned dog food, but I read that can be hard for them to digest.  Her favorite by far is the chicken dish.  Her coat has gotten thicker and softer.  I notice a big difference when I prepare her fresh meals.
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I mix a small can of wet food with the same amount of dry puppy food & a little warm water & give puppy about 2 tablespoons full 3 times a day. He is 6wks old I was told when I got him...but he still acts hungry. I just don't know what he really needs. He seems very healthy!    Buckie
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OOOO, careful with the milk. At four weeks they should be weaned or weaning off. You're right that she shouldn't have been taken away so early but giving her milk isn't a good idea.

The issue here is you'll probably have some behaviour issues. The importance of a puppy being weaned is it teaches the pup it wont always get what it wants and forces it to adapt to fulfilling its needs without being, err, needy and dependent on mom.

Feed the puppy a mixture of puppy chow and water. Use water to soften the chow and let it roll around in it a bit. (well for any one else that needs this answered considering the dog in question is well past this stage now!)
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Tiffany answered
You should feed it at least 2 times a day. I started mine with a soft puppy food (I believe it was pedigree or Purina) Then after 7 weeks I began to feed her Purina Puppy Chow, I give her a bit n the AM and she nibbles through out the day.
The puppy really should still be with its mother. At 4 weeks old. But the lady I bought mine from also gave her away to young, so try getting a small container of replacement milk and give it to your pup 2-3 times a day. Not much tho. Just a least a small (pup/kitten) bottle also sold at discount stores pet stores or vet offices.
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You can take the puppy at 6 weeks. If you need to take it before then you need to feed it milk that you can get at Walmart I think it is called first start. If it can drink from a saucer you do not need to bottle feed it, but if it cannot drink from a saucer you must bottle feed it.... You can also mix baby cereal with this milk. I fed mine until it was about 9 weeks old and then started introducing puppy food. It still loves the baby cereal mixed with water. They need to stay with mom as long as they can, but sometimes that isn't possible... Good luck... You are in for a lot of sweet love.....
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Add water to the dry food and make a gruel.  You can also warm this gruel up to make it more palatable.  Canned food is always an option too.  If you can get her to eat dry it will be better in the long run.  Keep in mind that toy Chihuahuas are very small dogs and a few kibbles is a meal for them.  With puppies, especially small breed dogs, try to feed multiple (3-4) meals a day until they are 6-8 months old then start feeding twice daily. 
If your dog is showing any other signs have her examined immediately by a veterinarian.  You can also discuss your concerns with your veterinarian at her last puppy vaccination appointment or when she is spayed.
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I have a 4 week old chihuahua and I had this problem as well. The best thing to do is mix evaporated milk, baby rice cereal, and puppy formula. Just put it in something hes could lick it out of and if it seems like he wont eat that way bottle feed him 6 weeks is kinda early for the puppy to be away from his mommy so you could imagine the difficulty I had with a 4 week old
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If your Chihuahua is 6 weeks old, then it should be weaned and eating solid dog (puppy food). The puppy should be fed frequent meals until 6 months old.This breed,as well as a lot of other small and/or toy breeds, can get hypoglycemic(low blood sugar). If your Chihuahua is 6 years old, then it should be on an adult dog food (small bites).
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Okay, because your puppy is so young you'll need to be 'mom'. This means you have to stimulate the...poop, for lack of a better term. To do this, grab a small towel or a cotton ball and wet it with warm water and then pretend it's their birth-mom's tongue and rub the butt in a licking motion with the wet object.

To answer the second question-I don't think so. When I had one as young as that I had to feed it puppy formula (NOT baby formula) through a tiny bottle. These should be available at any pet store.

Also, it's best to keep the puppy as warm as possible-especially with your body heat and a blanket (though just a blanket won't help), at that age, the cold is very dangerous for them.
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For me I fed it puppy chow and you can get that from wal mart or if you want something soft Get it dog food in a can you know that soft stuff I forget the name but once it gets some good chomping teeth I highly recommend puppy chow it it the best puppy food I know.
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This is the info from a reputable site about dog breeds.

"Chihuahuas eat very little, but feeding costs can still be a bit high,
since these dogs are often picky eaters. Also, this breed is so
delicate that some dogs have trouble eating hard, dry food. Chihuahuas
are prone to dislocated jaws, fractures, epilepsy and rheumatism. Why
take a risk when choosing your dogs food?"


This info came from 'types of dogs'
The article was under Chihauha in the dog breeds section if you want to read more.
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Well I have a 6 week old chihuahua and I feed her canned puppy food she only eats about a big spoon full about every 2hrs she love it then she sleeps.
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6 weeks old I don't think they have there teeth yet if your chihuahua has teeth its ready to eat solid food but if its growingteeth I think soft food is best. Hope my comment helped you. :)
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Arthur Wright answered
Sorry about your loss. The puppy probably got into something he was supposed to like most puppies do or God wanted a puppy for some reason and yours was the best for him but all puppies and dogs go to heaven and he will always be with you in your heart
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I have just got a 6 week old chihuahua and in the same situation...she Bearley eats..which I have no idea what to feed her..the owner wasnt any help so I'm trying to ask someone who really knows..right now I have ner mans own organic   turkey and brown rice formula...she eats it like crazy...I'm just so worried if thats even good for her... It says the protien is 8.0% min it says its for all life stages...I hope this is alright I'm just so worried about her she hasnt went poop yet since ive got her its been a day? Is that normal?
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I feed my puppy of 2 months, some dog food.
In water.
And I wait til its mushy, sounds gross, but my puppy loves it.
Then sleeps.:D
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I feed my puppy chihuahua  ammes for small animals I think I spell it right.  I also give her warm cottage cheese that what the lady breeders told me to give her and she ate it.
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Laura Horan answered
That person above was quite rude. My 6 week old Chihuahua died today, he was suppose to be my christmas present. The vet said he had something in his stomach, he cried all day yesterday which id why we knew something was wrong. He died lastnight. Bring your puppy to the vet first sign of something wrong because its heartbreaking to lose something close to you.
thanked the writer.
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I have a Chihuahua puppy that her mom died after giving birth. I took her to the vet, when she was crying out, and the vet told me that "that's what happens" well as a LPN I fell back to training and got Milicon Drops for Infants, and found that she then "recovered" and I limit her intake to her weight. Some vet's are useless. Sorry for your loss, I hope that you try again by getting a new pup. They are a JOY!
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Tee Jay answered
Have you tried Life's Abundance?  It is an EXCELLENT food - very high quality and never recalled.  They have moist and dry kibble and their Tasty Reward treats are WONDERFUL!  I have yorkies and they LOVE IT!  For more information and do some research please go to:

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Alan answered
I would say, a bit like a baby. Little and often. The stomach is probably less than the size of a golf ball. Maybe feed four times a day.
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claudia answered
I give mine kibbles and bits they have soft pieces and she loves it. Another thing you can do is give her puppy-chow but wet it a little that will also help.
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Anonymous answered
Puppy food from the pet store. I would suggest getting bagged food, because it's cheaper, and easier...and cleaner.
I wouldn't give them canned for EVER, puppy or fully grown, UNLESS you plan on giving them canned food ALL THE TIME! Because if you don't, they won't eat.. Or atleast most of the time. A lot of questions about animals all depends on the way you train them, and the way they were raised. (they longer they are with their Mom, the better they are.)
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I'm sorry your puppy died, but why are you asking us? There are a hundred reasons why a puppy might die, but a veterinarian can tell you exactly what happened. He or she will know if the puppy had a congenital defect, a weak heart, was poisoned, suffered a seizure, had an allergic reaction to something, or what exactly happened. People on this site are not psychic and are not veterinarians, so we are just guessing, just like you. 

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