When can my 8 week old puppy eat solid food?

Well he's going on 9 weeks now and the original owner told me to dampen his puppy chow with water, which is what I've been doing, but it seems like he only likes the puppy chow when it's freshly moistened and doesn't like to eat it if it's been sitting there awhile or if I re-moisten it. So I... show more Well he's going on 9 weeks now and the original owner told me to dampen his puppy chow with water, which is what I've been doing, but it seems like he only likes the puppy chow when it's freshly moistened and doesn't like to eat it if it's been sitting there awhile or if I re-moisten it. So I was just wondering when he can eat simple completely dry puppy chow? I spilled some on the floor earlier and he was going crazy trying to get at it and seemed to eat it all right I think.
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