Directions for Feeding: Esbilac 2nd Step should be lapped out of a bowl, not fed from a bottle. Esbilac 2nd Step has been formulated to meet the nutritional needs of young puppies being weaned from mother, or bottle fed puppies progressing to solid foods. For best results the product should be mixed with ready to feed liquid Esbilac or reconstituted powder Esbilac to give the consistency necessary to get good food consumption. If Esbilac is not available water may be used. Fresh, clean water should always be available for drinking. It is recommended that Esbilac 2nd Step be fed until puppies are seven or eight weeks old when they can be fed commercial puppy or dog food as desired. All changes in diet should be made gradually over a period of one week. Mixing Directions: Puppies that are up on their feet and lapping from a bowl may be introduced to Esbilac 2nd Step. Begin by offering it as a thin gruel. Determine the amount of Esbilac 2nd Step powder to be fed to the puppy at each feeding using the Feeding Guidelines below. Reconstitute powder by using three parts (a pad is any measuring device, i.e. teaspoon, tablespoon or cup) liquid Esbilac or water to one pad powder for the first few days. Offer only small amounts and remove the uneaten portion after no more than 20 minutes. Puppies should be fed three times per day. Weigh the puppies at least once a week to monitor weight gain and adequacy of feeding. As puppies grow, decrease the amount of water mixed with the powder until weaning food is an oatmeal consistency. Consult your veterinarian for additional advice. Feeding Guidelines: Feed puppies three times per day. Small puppies (1 lb average): 1 tablespoon powder. Medium puppies (3 lb average): 4 tablespoon powder. Large puppies (5 lb average): 5 tablespoon powder. More or less food may be needed by individual puppies to satisfy their food requirements for optimum performance. Storage: Powder does not need to be refrigerated, but should be kept covered and stored in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to excessive temperatures. Use before date stamped.
Rice Flour, Dried Meat Solubles, Dried Skimmed Milk, Dried Milk Protein Concentrate, Animal Fat (Preserved with BHA and BHT), Coconut Oil, High Oleic Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Whey Product, Whey, Casein, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrins, Salt, Ferrous Sulfate, Lecithin, Artificial Flavor, DL-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Silicon Dioxide, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Gluconate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide.
Crude Protein: Min. (26.0%), Crude Fat: Min. (12.0%), Crude Fiber: Max. (4.0%), Moisture: Max. (8.0%), Iodine: Min. (2 mg/kg).
This product is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Not for human consumption.