Grange Month on April, 2023: My 7 Month Old Basset Hound Puppy Doesnt Eat Enough,any suggestions or ideas?
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Okay - first of all, at 7 months, some Bassets, especially males, do go through a long and lanky stage. One of my boys looked like two boards clapped together around 18 months (not at 7 months), but by the time he was 2, he'd blossomed. You need to check his bloodlines (I'll open my email contact, so you can tell me. If you are in the UK, I may know!!) Secondly, you are right to switch him from Beta which isn't the greatest, much as my Whippet was reared on this. I took her off after she finished the first bag, and had her on Burns puppy for a while, and then to their adult.
Whatever you do, don't feed him a high protein diet - more, with this breed, most definitely isn't better. He needs, at this age, to be on something around 26% protein. I can recommend Burns (one of mine had a sensitive tummy, but did brilliantly on their Venison and Rice diet). I can also recommend Arden Grange which again isn't overly high in protein. I am assuming you are in the UK? I also add just a very small amount of Butchers Tripe mix in with the complete, and add a little warm water to mix it all in. Flavour!! And Bassets/hounds generally, love Tripe!!
He can have treats, just not human-food treats. Give him Bonio biscuits - I also give mine Fish4Dogs, which is a natural food, and they love it.
Please contact me, if you like. I may be able to help more.
ps I'm assuming you have had a fecal test done, to make sure he's not wormy, or carrying a protozoa - too many these days have Giardia - as I learnt to my disgust with my last buy-in!!
Add - You really should be feeding him twice a day, breakfast and tea as our breed is one that's prone to Bloat. Split the daily amount into two - and don't feed for 1 hour after exercise, and don't exercise for 2 hours after feeding.
things to do with 13 month old in solihull? easy 12 points?
*take your baby swimming at tudor grange swimming pool, weather your swimming on your own or at a lesson they have parent and baby lessons which is 13 lessons for £40.30 or both have a normal swim for £2.45 off peak £3.40 peak
*go to the solihull library so you can read books and take some out, or go for story time which is at monday 2pm or saturday 10am
*theres loads of parks in solihull such as elmdon, bruton, inchford, damson etc, have a picnic there, let your baby go on the swings and slides, get an ice cream, feed the ducks at bruton park etc
*your baby might be too young but you can take him/her to the cinema in touchwood, on saturdays it's only £1 each to see a child's film at 10 am
*go shopping in touchwood, you can look at baby clothes in mamas and papas, pumpkin patch,next etc or go look at the toys in the entertainer or even look at the teddies and build one in build a bear workshop!
*take your child to gymboree in solihull for free! sessionss for a 13 month old would be at monday 9:30am or friday 9:30am
*or if you want to travel a bit, you can take him/her to dudley zoo
*the sea life centre in birmingham
*take your baby to drayton manor to go on the rides in staffordshire www.draytonmanor.co.uk
How much would it cost (approx) to feed and look after a labrador each month?
Bassed on my golden Retriever (she is 8 months & i have a 4 month old 2)
Food = 75euro a month (i use arden grange , 15kg bag it last me a month for 2 dogs)
Vaccines = 140euro/year
Vet Bills = 250-500euro/year
Spay/Neuter = 180euro
Bed = 180euro
Treats = i am not a Big treat fan i would spent 8-12euro every 3 months
Chew Bones = 25 euro every 3 months / for 2 Golden's
Bowls = 15 euro
Collar = 15 euro
Leash - 20euro
Training = i do that my self until they are 8 months 300euro
Fence = 180-400 euro
Vitamins = 80euro.year
toys = 55-100 euro a year (labs are big chewers)