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Best practices for storing powdered milk replacer [Kitten]

To achieve protein and fat nutrient profiles similar to mothers milk our companion animal milk replacers consist of a blend of high quality dry milk ingredients and freeze-dried liquid fat. KittenGro and PuppyGro dry powder pouches have a shelf life of 18-months from production and should be stored sealed, out of direct sunlight, in a […]

Milk replacer for pregnant dogs [Puppy]

During pregnancy, energy requirements can increase by 30-60%. In addition to increasing their regular meal portion, another great way to supplement your pregnant dogs diet is by sprinkling dry PuppyGro milk powder on to their kibble to give them that extra boost! We recommend 2 teaspoons milk powder per 10lbs body weight.

Do not over feed! Know their stomach capacity [Kitten]

Avoid overfeeding at each meal! Puppies/kittens will tell you when they are full by rejecting the bottle. Due to their small stomach capacity rapid feeding, force feeding, and overfeeding can all lead to aspiration, regurgitation, diarrhea, and bloating.

Feeding frequency [Kitten]

Nursing allows for suckling small amounts of milk throughout the day, however, this is not possible when puppies/kittens are hand raised. Due to their small stomach capacities, newborns cannot handle large volumes of milk per feeding, therefore, require multiple meals per day especially within the first two weeks of life. In general:

Why feed milk replacer vs. other animal’s milk? [Kitten]

Compared to mother’s milk, cow’s milk is low in protein, fat and calories required for proper puppy and kitten growth. It also contains high levels of lactose, which may cause severe diarrhea and discomfort in newborns. Our milk replacers are specifically formulated for each species to closely mimic mothers milk. They are nutritionally balanced and […]