In addition to lots of love and a bit of direction, puppies need proper nutrition in order to thrive. Typically a mother’s milk provides everything that a puppy needs during those important first weeks of life; however, in the event of low milk supply, rejection, or orphaned puppies, additional support may be needed. We carry a complete line of canine milk replacements to ensure healthy puppies, no matter what their circumstances may be.
Milk replacement supplements from Manna Pro and PetAg have been specifically formulated to be a complete food source for newborn puppies all the way through dogs six weeks of age. Shelf-stable powders, such as the Esbilac Puppy Powder Milk Replacer and the Manna Pro Advance Perki-Lac Puppy Milk Replacer, are commonly mixed with water (just like many infant formulas) before they can be fed to a puppy. They can also be used as a milk-flavored sprinkle over your dog’s kibble when they are old enough for hard food. Powders tend to be an economical choice, since you can mix up exactly the amount that you need at each feeding.
For convenience, many of our customers like the easy-to-use Esbilac Puppy Liquid Milk Replacer from PetAg. This pre-mixed formula is designed to be fed directly out of the can.
In addition, milk replacements are also recommended for older puppies or for mature dogs that need easily digestible nutrients or more calories than their high quality dog food currently provides.
We recommend in the event of a puppy failing to thrive you consult with your veterinarian to discuss the best treatment plan for the individual. Our experienced and friendly sales associates are always available to answer any questions you may have about the products that we carry or to assist you in making your purchase.