Just got a new 5 1/2 week old puppy yesterday. I have always had labs but fell in love with this breed the more I researched it. Just wondering how much he should be eating (wet food wise) and how often he should be drinking with the wet food. He just doesn't seem interested in his water bowl. Concern???
For one thing, he is only 5 1/2 weeks old. A good breeder will not let their pups leave until they are at least 8 weeks old. He hasn't even had his first shot yet. You should be feeding him a minimum of 3 times a day right now. He should not have left his Mom until he was eating hard food and drinking water. I couldn't tell you how much water he should be drinking at this age. My puppies are still nursing at that age, so they are getting fluid from Mama. Have you taken the puppy to the vet yet? If not, do so ASAP and have them give him his shot and deworming. Along with the wet, offer him hard food also, so he can start getting used to it. And do yourself a favor and avoid this breeder in the future.