Nalu (mother) and Kai (father)’s puppies are growing smoothly.
These puppies have been teaching me about what preciousness is in life.
After three weeks old, some puppies’ teeth started to show up, but some of them had no sign of teeth so I could see their growth difference as much as their dognality (personality).
Nalu is a tall, slender, active dog so she did not grain too much weight when she got pregnant. After she gave birth, she lost weight. I want to make sure she gains weight.
Nalu ate lots of protein (beans, tofu, natto, etc. ) and sweet rice, which helps produce milk and gain weight. She also ate mochi (sweet rice cake) with nori seaweed every day.
She ate three times a day and morning snack and afternoon snack and after dinner snack.
Four weeks old, all the puppies’ teeth are growing and they started to play with each other so much. I knew that weaning time was coming so I started to make their fast weaning food.
I have done this many times, but I was hoping that this litter puppies also like my homemade weaning food for the first time.
These are some recipes I have been using and published in my Healthy Happy Pooch (HHP) book.
Puppies weaning food for breakfast and lunch (ingredients are all organic)
4 tablespoon rolled oat
4 tablespoon soy, almond, oat, or rice milk, soaked
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon raw carob
1 teaspoon apple sauce
1 pinch slippery elm
1 pinch powder kelp
1/2 tsp flax seed meal
1/2 teaspoon Vegedog supplement
Mixed in a blender in the beginning.
They loved my food!
Look at Lani’s face.
As they grow, I add boiled sweet potato, broccoli, and carrot to their breakfast and lunch food.
Also, I add cooked beans and pasta instead of conventional puppy food (kibbles or canned food).
The pasta is very digestible and chewable so they like a lot.
Snack and Treats (ingredients are all organic) for the mid-morning and mid-afternoon
- Fruits: Apple sauce and/or mashed banana
- Cooked vegetables: carrot, sweet potato, squash, or soft broccoli
- Cooked whole-grain pasta
- Whole-grain bread with seed butter (pumpkin or sunflower) or dipped in lukewarm vegetable/miso soup or fruits juice
- HHP homemade sweet vegetable paste for puppies (Healthy Happy Pooch (HHP) page97)
- HHP homemade chia seed pudding and sesame seed paste (Healthy Happy Pooch (HHP) page 102)
- Nori (dried sea vegetables)
- Natural, organic plant-based dry puppy food
Puppies weaning food for dinner (ingredients are all organic)
1/4 cup beans soft-cooked pureed
1/8 cup brown rice soft-cooked, pureed
1/8 cup raw carrot, grated
1/8 cup raw leafy greens (kale or collard), finely minced
1 pinch powder kelp
1 1/2 teaspoon lukewarm vegetable soup or purified water (moisten food, if necessary)
1/2 teaspoon flax seed meal
1~2 tablespoons Natto (fermented soybeans )
Mixed in a blender a little bit.
Quantity needs to change/add as they have grown, also depending on what kind and size of the puppy.
I believe all my animal families come to me to teach me so I am grateful to learn more.
One more thing I cut their nails for the first time.
As you see, I did while they were asleep.