The best way to know when you have fed your Chihuahua puppy enough milk replacement is to notice his or her tummy.
It will round out and look a bit full when the pup has had enough.
However, it is very important to not feed the puppy too much. He or she will be eating about 8 times per day; there is no need to overfill the pup and it may lead to
Once the Chihuahua puppy is 4 weeks old, you can lower the feedings to 4 or 5 per day. By 5 weeks, the pup should be having 2 or 3 bottle feedings along with a soupy mixture of food and water which will be the weaning
By the end of the 7th week, you will be just about done and in the middle of strongly encouraging the puppy to ingest solids as his main food source.
You will want to weigh your pup and then follow these guidelines:
For every 1/4 of a pound (100 grams) a Chihuahua pup weighs, you will need to feed the dog .67 ounces (20 milliliters) per day. For example, if your puppy is 1 pound, an estimate of how much to feed the dog would be 2.68 ounces (80 milliliters).
Do keep in mind that this is an estimate. Each dog is very different. If the tummy rounds out and the puppy seems to have plenty of energy, he or she is most likely receiving enough.
If the puppy seems weak and has difficulty feeding, your dog's veterinarian will be able to tell you if the pup is getting the correct amount of nutrition.
Each week that goes by, guidelines suggest reducing the amount of milk replacement by .2 ounces (5.9 milliliters)