Esbilac 2nd Step Puppy Weaning Food is recommended as the transition diet to take puppies from nursing to solid food.
It is a creamy transitional cereal formulated to meet the nutritional needs of young puppies being weaned from their mother, or orphaned bottle fed puppies progressing to solid foods. This complete diet formula is high digestible and offeres the owner easy to use convenience. For best results, mix with ready to feed liquid to give the consistency necessary to get good food consumption.
5 lb bag
Creamy transitional cereal
Easy to use convenience
Powder does not require refrigeration
Complete food source for orphaned or rejected puppies or those nursing
Esbilac 2nd Step Puppy Weaning Food is a complete food for growing puppies. Esbilac 2nd Step Weaning Food may be mixed with water; however, for a more gradual change from bitch’s milk to a solid diet it is recommended that it be mixed with Esbilac. Esbilac 2nd Step Puppy Weaning Food should be fed until puppies are 7 to 8 weeks old when they can be fed commercial puppy or dog food. All changes should be made gradually over a one week period.
Puppies that are on their feet and able to lap out of a bowl are ready for introduction to Esbilac 2nd Step Puppy Weaning Food. Weigh the puppies at least once a week to monitor weight gain and adequacy of feeding. More or less food may be needed by individual puppies to satisfy their food requirements for optimum performance. Consult your veterinarians for additional advice.
Power Amount (3x per day)
Small puppies (1 lb average)
Medium puppies (3 lbs average)
Large puppies (5 lbs average)
More or less food may be needed by individual puppies to satisfy their food requirements for optimum performance.
Amounts given are per pound of body weight per feeding. Provide fresh, clean water at all times.
Determine the daily amount of Esbilac 2nd Step powder to be fed to the puppy using the information on the label. Reconstitute powder by using three parts (a part is any measuring device used, a teaspoon, tablespoon, or cup) of water to one part powder for the first few days. This will make a thin gruel. As puppies grow decrease the amount of water mixed with the powder until weaning food is an oatmeal consistency. Remove the uneaten portion within two hours.
The product was great. However, I'm completely unsatisfied that I paid $8.95 for "expedited" shipping (2 - 4 Business Days) and it actually took FIVE business days to arrive. When I spoke to a company representative on the phone, either they didn't know how to count or were simply disinterested in my point of the shipment taking 5 days instead of 4. Will most definitely purchase this great product again - but never from THIS company!
Never got to use product by dachshund01/01/2012
Can't really review product. It took 11 days and traveled to 16 different cities. By the time I got the product my pups were weaned.