Breeders' Edge Foster Care Canine Milk Replacer (63263-V)
Breeders' Edge ROCKS!
I have been a breeder of Mastiffs for over 40 years - if there is a formula out there I have tried it. I have been feeding canned goats milk formula for the past five years - ( we usually have huge litters and have to supplement, and often bottle feed 100%). Results were pretty good - expensive, but I spare nothing when raising my dogs. Then I read the ingredients and nutritional values for Breeders Edge - it is the closest thing to actual bitch milk I had ever seen.
I ordered a 20 pound tub - I can not begin to tell you how impressed I am. The puppies that I bottle fed were the healthiest puppies I have ever raised. Their poops were well formed and weight gains were excellent. I have never been so impressed with a product. I am ordering another tub for my next litter - I can't imagine using anything else.
Clogs the bottle nipple.
I've used this product before. Now it has new ingredients! New analysis on label. The psyllium seed husk clogs the bottle nipple and your puppies will swallow to much air trying to free the clogged nipple. Don't use a larger hole to accommodate the formula may cause the puppies to choke. This is a new formula and the package has different ingredients even though they don't tell you that. Newborn puppies need a smooth formula and this is far from that. This powder had sediment at least 1/2 inch in the bottom of 4 ounce bottles after 12 hours. I returned it.
I have found Breeders' Edge Foster Care Canine Milk Replacer to be an excellent product and just what my puppies needed. It firmed up their stools and this is what I needed. I had no problem with them being to hard. The pups love the taste and I love the fact that it helps with their immune system at such a young age. I have noticed a good difference in my pups health since using this product. All my pups continue to get this until they leave my house at 8 weeks old.
Foster Care Canine Milk Replacer
Been a golden retriever breeder for 25 years. Have never used a milk replacer so incredibly good as this. I use my Nutra System shaker with the little wire in it to mix the batch, and that wire mixes every bit of the power, no lumps or clumps. From the moment the pups got the product, their stools were incredibly nice and firm, the pups had no issues at all. I highly recommend this product. I also use Arrowhead Mountain Spring water, not tap water, to mix in with the product, and found that makes a big difference too in the pups delicate tummies.
I just wanted to tell you a story. We just had a litter of Jack Russell Terrier puppies on the 8th. The first born was 6 1/4 oz., the other three were almost 8 oz. each. The smaller puppy gained the first day, but did not continue to thrive. I started supplementing her with liquid Esbilac but she wouldn't take very much, we were also doing SQ 1-2 times a day trying to get this puppy to start gaining. Meanwhile the rest of the litter was thriving. The Esbilac expired so I switched to some Breeder's Edge Canine Milk Supplement powder that I had. The puppy LOVED IT! This product really helped this pup turn the corner! She is taking over an ounce a day and gaining about a half ounce a day now.
I can tell you that from now on, I will make sure to have this product on hand when we are having a litter!