Hi Everyone. This is my first time on this Forum and I lookforwardto sharing my pet experience and hear all of your experiences. My Fiance and I just adopted at Runt Beagle Puppy. This is my very first puppy and I want to give him the best care possible. We named him Beagle Hot Mojo because we liked the name Baxter and because his dad's name was hot mojo. He is about 9 inches long and wieght about 8 bs. He is very energetic and eats well, but he's only gotten one round of shots. He's due for his next round in 3 weeks. I'm afraid to walk him because he's so tiny and I'm afraid he might catch something from other dogs? When do you recommend that I take him out? What is the best food for premee's? Can I bring him around lots of people?
I would talk to your vet about the best course of action as far as walking.
When Maggie (beagle)was brought home at 8 weeks she was only 7lbs. Now she is about 32 lbs (currently on a diet) and is 15" size. She is NOT fat just thick waisted-LOL
Just be sure to feed high quality food
Innova (Evo tends to be to rich on pup's belly) Wellness Natural Balance Autority Harvest Bake
With a beagle you will want to make sure she gets lots of exercise. I wouldn't go to a dog park quite yet until all shots are done but maybe a walk thru the neighborhood. Skip pet store trips until shots are done too (petsmart/petco).
Beagles love poop- doesn't matter if its theirs or another animals so be sure yours doesn't get into any on your walk.
If you are really concerned then stick with playing in your yard. Play ball or something that involves lots of movement. Maggie loves to play catch and really gets into chasing after the ball.
I'm a breeder of AKC show beagles. You didn't mention your puppy's age but if you've just adopted him and he is around 8 weeks of age, 8 pounds is quite normal. Our puppies are vaccinated at 6, 9 and 12 weeks of age and they do not leave home until they are fully immunized. We feed our puppies Purina Pro Plan Puppy Food. If you decide to change your puppy's food, you should gradually switch foods over the course of a week.