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First time sheltie owner

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by pepperSheltie, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. pepperSheltie

    pepperSheltie Forums Novice

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    hello

    im a first time sheltie/dog owner

    mine is 8 weeks old, got him since he was 6 weeks old.


    here he is:
    https://imgur.com/a/HdA2h
     
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  4. SheepOfBlue

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    Welcome to you and Pepper
     
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  5. Chris

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    Post any questions -- we love to help new Sheltie owners!
     
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  6. pepperSheltie

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    thx everyone!

    my job allows me to bring him to work everyday, but at work, im not able to take him outside every hour or two to pee, so he's using a puppy pad to do his business, i hope thats ok in the long run.

    He seems to like his dry food moistened with a puppy milk replacer, when should i stop giving him that? he wont touch his food if its not moistened....
     
  7. Calliesmom

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    welcome:smile2:
    thanks for the pic- we love pix:yes:
     
  8. pepperSheltie

    pepperSheltie Forums Novice

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    here are some more! i dont know how to embed pic

    https://imgur.com/a/8I1jG
     
  9. Ann

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    Welcome! Pepper is very cute! He's very young too. Six weeks is terribly early to leave his mother. Usually puppies stay with the litter until 8 or 9 weeks. That may be why he's still on milk replacer, if he was weaned too soon. I would try to get him off of that now. Do it gradually...water it down more and more until you're moistening his food with just warm water. You can certainly keep wetting his food. I always wet the dogs' food with some warm water.

    If he still needs something with flavoring to enhance his food, you can add some chicken or turkey baby food from the supermarket that comes in the little jars. Mix that with some warm water. Gradually dilute it until you're just using plain water. He should be eating three meals a day at this age, until he's 5 to 6 months old.

    Good luck with your new boy and enjoy him! Thanks for sharing the photos!
     
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  10. Calliesmom

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    he's so cute:yes:
    you have to be a premium member to post pix directly in the thread.
     
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