Help your puppy transition to solid food while staying healthy with the PetAg Esbilac 2nd Step Puppy Weaning Food. Specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of puppies being weaned from mother’s milk or bottle feeding, it contains natural milk protein that’s highly digestible plus essential vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients. Giving it to your little one is easy―just mix it with fresh, clean water for an oatmeal-like consistency and let your puppy lap it from his favorite bowl. Plus, it comes in a ready-to-mix powder that stays fresh without refrigeration.
2nd Step™ Puppy Weaning Food, 5 lb.
Rice Flour, Dried Meat Solubles, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Milk Protein Concentrate, Animal Fat (Preserved With BHA And BHT), Coconut Oil, High Oleic Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Whey Product, Whey, Casein, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrins, Salt, Ferrous Sulfate, Lecithin, Artificial Flavor, DL-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Silicon Dioxide, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Gluconate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide.
Directions for Mixing: Puppies that are up on their feet and lapping from a bowl may be introduced to Esbilac 2nd Step. Begin by offering it as a thin gruel. Determine the amount of Esbilac 2nd Step powder to be fed to the puppy at each feeding using the Feeding Guideline. Reconstitute powder by using 3 parts (a part is any measuring device, i.e. teaspoon, tablespoon or cup) liquid Esbilac or water to 1 part powder for the first few days. Offer only small amounts and remove the uneaten portion after no more than 20 minutes. Puppies should be fed 3 times per day. Weigh the puppies at least once a week to monitor weight gain and adequacy of feeding. As puppies grow decrease the amount of water mixed with powder until weaning food is an oatmeal consistency. Consult your veterinarians for additional advice.
Directions for Feeding: Esbilac 2nd Step should be lapped out of a bowl and not fed from a bottle. Esbilac 2nd Step has been formulated to meet the nutritional needs of young puppies being weaned from mother or bottle fed puppies progressing to solid foods. For best results, the product should be mixed with ready-to-feed liquid Esbilac or reconstituted powder Esbilac to give the consistency necessary to get good food consumption. If Esbilac is not available, water may be used. Fresh, clean water should always be available for drinking. It is recommended that Esbilac 2nd Step be fed until puppies are 7 or 8 weeks old when they can be fed commercial puppy or dog food as desired. All changes in diet should be made gradually over a period of one week.
Feeding Guidelines: Feed puppies three times per day
Weight Serving Per Feeding (tbsp) Small puppies (1 lb average) 1 Medium puppies (3 lbs average) 4 Large puppies (5 lbs average) 5
More or less food may be needed by individual puppies to satisfy their food requirements for optimum performance.
Powder does not needs to be refrigerated but should be kept covered and stored in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to excessive temperature.