Andie asked in PetsDogs · 9 years ago

at what age do puppies start on solid food?

4 Answers

  • Favorite 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.

  • 5 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.

  • Logan
    Lv 6
    9 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.

  • 9 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.

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