For future reference, 5 weeks old is the absolute youngest I'd get a pup. 6-7 weeks is ideal
He had the dogs eating Purina Pro Plan at four weeks old. He said they preferred hard food over the mama's milk. The Pro Plan is packed with nutrients, including DHA, so I don't think that one week will make a difference.
quote:Interesting. I'd never heard that but it makes sense.
It is more about the socialization than nutrition. Taking a puppy early usually causes some type of behavioral issues but not always.
A puppy shouldn't be around other dogs until 16 weeks so they lose out on a ton of socialization being taken early. If you already have a dog, then it won't be an issue, but they need to learn their place from their mother or siblings.