Royal Canin maxi starter is a feed given to both mother and the newly born puppy that is for bitches from the end of gestation and going through lactation and also weaning puppies under which are under 2 months old.
Royal Canin maxi starter is a very good food supplement for the newly adopted puppy to your home. We advise the new puppy owners to feed royal canin for the first 3 months and post that you may switch to other brands like Drools Pup Booster – Puppy Weaning Diet for All Breeds and Pedigree PRO Expert Nutrition Lactating/Pregnant Mother & Pup (3-12 Weeks) Dry Dog Food to simultaneously make the feed cost-effective and that are equally healthy.
Additionally you can try Vetoquinol Samolac Pro Weaning Food Supplement for Puppies
The first 3 months for your pup is very important as the weaning period and also the initial growth stage comes in 1st 3 months of your puppy.
Let’s see how to mix the royal canin maxi starter to your puppy in the first month i.e may be in 35days old puppy.
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The first thing that we have to look at is that your puppy might have had mother’s milk and got habituated to lactose-free dog milk supplement, so your puppy may not be ready to have solid food right away but royal canin comes as standard solid food.
Here is how you can make it easy for your puppy to have her meal.
1. Take the appropriate quantity of the feed in the bowl.
Get some Luke warm water of about 60ml and soak the puppy feed for 20 minutes in the Luke warm water.
Now the feed would become soft and easy to eat, but the thing is if your pup is less than 2 months that could be 35 to 40 days old. Your puppy cannot understand or may not be able to eat the dribbles.
So, Mash the royal canin maxi starter dribbles to make it like a paste and add some more water if required and put that in a bowl and keep it in front of your puppy.
Your puppy would immediately start having the meal and would that consider that as liquid food.
You must feed your puppy at least 3 to 4 times in a day so that your puppy would get proper nutrition, apart from that you must give your puppy a multivitamin and also calcium tonic, which can be mixed in the royal canin food.
So, it’s not mandatory to feed royal canin food all the 3 or 4 times.
It is good to give weaning lactose-free dog milk for the alternative meals, like early in the morning around 7 am give your puppy milk and in the afternoon around 12 pm, give your royal canin food and at 4 pm give milk again and at 7 pm give royal canin again and let your puppy go to bed after the exercise.