Cavoodle Food Guide
I am trying to introduce as much variety as I can so that your puppy will be OK with as many foods as possible.
The following:- (these are only suggestions, she will adapt to what you offer eventually)
– chicken necks cut up small (available from Coles and Woolworths) about $4 a tray will last for a while so you could freeze most and only have 1 or 2 for her
– pet mince (purple packet) also available at Coles but not Woolworths, she will only eat about a 2 tablespoons of this as it is very rich. You could freeze most and only have a small amount in the fridge or divide into small amounts wrap in gladwrap and freeze.
– beef mince, low grade, raw and cooked. This is the first food that puppies have been introduced to and all are accepting of it.
– tin dog food any brand. Again she eats only small amounts of this, maybe a tablespoon at most. This just gives a bit of variety and helps when you haven’t remembered to take something out of the freezer. A small tin only until you see what she really likes.
– puppy SuperCoat biscuits – Dr Harry – pink trim on packet. Available at supermarkets – be sure to get puppy stage for the size and higher protein.
– cooked chicken is a favourite, be sure not to feed cooked chicken bones
I have dry biscuits and water available all the time and feed the puppies by hand at first about 3 times a day – only very small amounts. Actually, they do not eat very much. You will soon find they enjoy to play more than to eat. By the time that they are at your home, 2 feeds a day ( morning and night) should be sufficient.
Just for your interest, as we are on a property, we shoot rabbits. Your puppy has also had fresh rabbit which they love, of course.
As far as bedding is concerned, she has been using a little dog bed (pad) available from the pet shops also in Kmart, and she will have part of the blanket from the nest which I will provide.
A lead and soft toys are good also, especially the ones with a squeaker in them. A couple of plastic bowls. One for water and one for dry or wet food.
Toilet training began when they first started to leave the nest. She should go to newspaper or close to it and now that she is older she is going onto grass. This is a learning process. I have provided a lot more information and tips in the folder that I will give to you about this.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.