My new Biewer Puppy is not eating
Bringing home a new Biewer puppy is an exciting time, but it can also be a little stressful, especially if your Biewer puppy is not eating. The good news is, it’s not uncommon for new puppies to be hesitant to eat in their new environment, but with a little patience and understanding, you can help your puppy feel comfortable and well-cared for in their new home.
At Rock Mountain Biewer Terriers, our puppies are used to eating in small packs of 5-10 pups and are fed a mix of Purina Pro Plan Youy Breed Puppy, Life’s Abundance kibble, and Primal Nuggets Beef. Most important are the cooked meals twice a day. We recommend having some cooked meals pre-prepared for your new Biewer puppy, such as baked chicken thighs, ground beef, cottage cheese, and scrambled eggs. These are favorites among our Biewer puppies.
It’s important to create a quiet, distraction-free space for your puppy to eat their first few meals. This can be done by putting their food and water in a small room like a bathroom or guest bathroom. It’s best to wait for about 20 minutes after putting the food down and then check if your puppy has eaten anything. If your Biewer puppy is not eating, don’t hesitate to hand-feed them or make it into a game. Sometimes, puppies respond well to a little bit of creativity.
It’s also a good idea to give your puppy a supplement such as Nutri-Cal to help keep their blood sugar levels stable. Remember, transitioning your puppy from cooked meals to kibble can take some time and patience, so don’t get discouraged if your Biewer puppy is not eating right away.
Ultimately, patience and consistency are key when it comes to getting your Biewer puppy to eat. By working together, you can help your new puppy feel comfortable and well-cared for in their new home and help them thrive on the right diet for them.