Although breast milk is the most complete food for puppies, there comes a time in the lives of all puppies where they should start eating for themselves. Knowing how old the puppies can be, therefore, is essential to make their food as accurate and balanced as possible.
At what age does a dog puppy start to eat?
To determine this moment, we must first be aware of how old they stop nursing puppies, since a baby weaned before time could suffer serious problems of malnutrition in the future. Thus, the age at which puppies can begin to eat is between the third and fourth week of life.
Since the process of food adaptation must be gradual, we will begin by combining breast milk with soft dog food. The age at which puppies can eat croquettes and other solid foods will be placed at 8 weeks of age, at which time puppies will be totally independent.