- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Weaning starts at 3-6 weeks, usually later in the window for smaller dogs. They are fed puppy gruel for another 2-4 weeks and then transition onto kibble as that 8 week mark approaches for larger dogs and 12 week mark approaches for smaller dogs.
- RebeccaLv 45 years ago
Puppies can start the weaning process at 4-5 weeks of age. Sounds like right now would be a good time. Since this is a stray a vet visit should be done to help insure the health of the puppy and to determine its age.
- LoganLv 69 years ago
Puppies will start getting weaned at approx 3-4 weeks old, and suckle on their momma's teats until about 4-5 weeks old.
From 3 weeks old, the momma dog will chew & spit out (or regurgitate) semi-digested food, for the puppy to eat.
Between 4-6 weeks, the puppy will be eating half-chewed food, and other easily-digested food.
At 6-8 weeks, the puppy can be eating solid food & dry kibble.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 79 years ago
I would start at 2 weeks. Get those little guys eating softened puppy chow & when they start getting their teeth, leave some hardness to the mix, the mama doesn't have to be chewed on & clawed.