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Esbilac 2nd Step Puppy Weaning Food

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Esbilac 2nd Step Puppy Weaning Food

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Company: PetAg

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Formulated for puppies 4 to 8 weeks

Contains beef and natural milk protein

Made to follow Esbilac or mother’s milk

Makes weaning easier

With vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients

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 Guideline below. Reconstitute powder by using three parts (a part is any measuring device, i.e. teaspoon, tablespoon or cup) liquid Esbilac or water to one part 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 lbs. average)

4 tablespoons powder

Large puppies (5 lbs. average)

5 tablespoons powder

More or less food may be needed by individual puppies to satisfy their food requirements for optimum performance.


Powder does not need to be refrigerated, but should be kept covered and stored in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to excessive temperatures.


Rice flour, dried meat solubles, dried skimmed milk, dried milk protein, animal fat (preserved with BHA and BHT), coconut oil, canola oil (preserved with ascorbic acid), tricalcium phosphate, dried whey protein concentrate, whey, maltodextrins, dried whey solubles, dipotassium phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, monopotassium phosphate, natural and artificial flavor, DL-methionine, zinc methionine complex, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, taurine, vitamin A supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, silicon dioxide, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, niacin supplement, biotin, folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate.

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Calorie Content (calculated)

The calorie content (ME) is 3522 kcal/kg or 22.7 kcal/tbs.

This product is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Not for human consumption.

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14 OZ. (400g)

362 0420

5 LB. (2.27kg)

1652 0121

CPN: 1097011.8

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