Dog Milk Replacer

Healthy Bird, PO Box 225, Willaston.  S.A.  5118
Ph. 04 1984 9192        ABN 54 112 618 417



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Wombaroo Dog Milk Replacer is a highly digestible, easily prepared milk substitute formulated to closely resemble the nutrient composition of bitch milk. Use Wombaroo for hand-rearing orphaned puppies or supplementing bitches with large litters.

HAND-REARING: Success in hand-rearing puppies greatly improves if they receive colostrum at birth. Impact Colostrum Replacer is available for puppies that did not get colostrum from the bitch. Keep puppies in a clean, draught-free environment at about 30 C. Warm Wombaroo to about 35 C. Feed from a bottle with teat every 2 hours for the first three days, reducing this to every 4 hours by the end of the first week. Stimulate puppies to defaecate and urinate after each feed. During the second week reduce feeding to 6 hourly intervals. Encourage puppies to lap once they arise are open and voluntary bowel motions begin. To avoid dehydration during periods of hot weather give puppies a drink of pre-boiled water between feeds. Always offer puppies drinking water once their eyes open and they become mobile. Consult your veterinarian or breeder for particular advice about caring for your breed of puppy.

GROWTH: Different breeds of puppies have different growth rates. Carers should contact their veterinarians or breeder for information about the growth rate of their particular breed. It is important to weigh puppies regularly to verify weight gains and determine the volume of milk to feed. Overfeeding milk can cause diarrhoea so feed the suggested volumes in our tables.

WEANING: When puppies are about four weeks old they should show interest in solid food. To entice them to eat solids offer a small portion of puppy kibble soaked in Wombaroo. Once they start to eat solid food continue to increase the solids and reduce the milk in their diet until they are fully weaned at about 8 weeks.

Consult your veterinarian for more advice. 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Wombaroo Dog Milk Replacer is a powder and is available in a pack to make 1 litre.  It also comes in packs of 1kg, 5kg, 10kg and 20kg.  If unopened the powder remained stable for up to 18 months if stored below 30 C. and protected from moisture.

To make one litre of milk add 215g of powder to 400ml of warm pre-boiled water and mixed into a paste. Then make up to one litre with warm pre-boiled water and mix thoroughly. Milk can be mixed using an electric whisk. Prepared milk can be stored for 24 hours if refrigerated, or up to two weeks if frozen. Milk that has been thawed should be well mixed before use and not refrozen.

ECONOMY: Wombaroo not only provides the best nutrition for your puppies it is also inexpensive to use. Based on recommended retail price it would only cost less that $1 per day to rear even the largest breed of puppy.


Wombaroo Dog Milk Replacer is available in the following pack sizes

215g (makes 1 litre), 1kg, 5kg, 10kg and 20kg

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