Weaning Springer Puppies
At about three weeks old you should begin to start Weaning Springer Puppies as they will need to get more of their nutrients from solid food.
Try a canned puppy food as it is easier for the puppies to swallow and digest. Mash it up with some warm water so the puppies can lap it up. Start by putting a little in their mouths, they should get a taste for it and then go for the bowl.
After a couple of days of watery mush you can soak some of mums food in water and try them on that. Then slowly reduce the amount of water you put in their food until they are completely on dry food.
Watch the puppies as they eat to be sure all of them are getting enough, some may have more trouble with solid food than others so you have to monitor them to ensure they are all eating enough.
As always the quality of food you feed your springer spaniel puppy is very important. I am a firm believer that springers should be on a hypoallergenic diet.
Most premuim dog food brands do a puppy version so you start your springer spaniels diet off with the right quality of food.
Worming Springer Spaniel Puppies
As you start to wean the puppies, this is the time you should also consider worming them. Talk to your vet and make sure you provide them with a worming medication that can be used by puppies.
Most vets will advise worming your springer spaniel pupy every month until they are 6 months old. Then after that wean them every 3 months
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