PETAG 2nd Step Esbilac Powder Milk Supplement for Puppies, 5-lb bag -

PetAg 2nd Step Esbilac Powder Milk Supplement for Puppies

By PetAg
Rated 4.1642 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Formulated to meet the nutritional needs of puppies during weaning.
  • Easy to use by mixing with fresh water and letting puppies lap from bowl.
  • Contains natural milk protein plus essential vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients.
  • Highly digestible formula is easy on puppies’ tummies and convenient to use.
  • Comes in a ready-to-mix powder that stays fresh without any refrigeration.

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Questions & Answers

12 Customer Questions

Can I mix this with the puppies hard food?
Answer by ChewyJun 14, 2019
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.

What is the dry measure in the container.?
Answer by ChewyDec 13, 2017
This item is measured by the net weight therefore the 14 ounce can holds 14 ounces of powder and the 5 pound bag holds 5 pounds of powder.

Can you mix this with the dry food too?
Answer by ChewyJan 12, 2018
It is recommended that Esbilac 2nd Step be fed until puppies are 7 or 8 weeks old when they can be fed commercial puppy or dog food as desired.

Do you have this for kittens?
Answer by ChewyDec 22, 2017
PetAg does make a similar formula specifically designed for kittens. The PetAg KMR Kitten Milk Replacer is available in both a liquid and powder form.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Nicki on Mar 8, 2023

They woofed it down!

Esbilac 2nd Step is perfect for my 8 puppers. I am not a breeder, I'm just someone who helps out pregnant and abandoned or feral dogs so their babies can get the best start and be ready for adoption. 5# bag barely made it through a full week with that many hungry mouths but mama sure did enjoy a break every day from 8 sets of teeth. I started them on the 2nd Step at 4 weeks of age and if I ever find myself in another situation like this, I'll use it again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Milo on Sep 12, 2022

My milo loved it

My goldendoodle puppy loved it...definitely recommended..hopping to get more discounts on the price

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Troy on Apr 27, 2022

Very disappointed

I ordered another product before this, I was told to call but I explained several times I was deaf and I can’t call and at the time my Wi-Fi was too slow for me to do a video call to a signing interpreter to talk for me. I was told again I was not able to get the product without calling. Since you limit your customers to only who can hear and talk, I asked to cancel both orders. This order still came in and you still took my money. I had a respond from a different person saying it wasn’t the company’s standards and someone will contact me 24-48 hours about it and no one has at all. I will be spreading the word around the deaf community and my family and friends about this and I won’t be referring my puppy buyers to go through your company. Very disappointed. You guys are a big company and you should had been able to follow through to make it work.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Booo on Apr 4, 2022

Perfect for puppies

Worked well with my Cane Corso puppies, we had a litter of ten, and the female only had 8 Teets for feeding so this was a great help in both feeding and weening, they loved it and gained weight at a normal level for their breed and structure.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By TERRIBLE1 on May 21, 2022


Wow, really disappointed, our new puppy smelled it, tried one lap, and walked away. Total waste going to try to return it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lorrie on Jan 13, 2022

Used for 2 litters

The first litter I used this for, it didn’t work very well. The puppies just didn’t seem to like it. I bought 10 cans and used maybe 2. This litter just started weaning and I’m going through a can a day. They love it and are gaining weight daily. I add a little more kibble to the mix each feeding and hope to be transitioned completely before I’m out of cans. I will buy this for my next litter, probably in the 5 lb bag since the price of the cans had gone up so much.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By WakinaMDJamie on Sep 28, 2021

Pups seem to like it, not love it.

I am a breeder of Wakina Mountain Dogs at Thunder River Kennels in Loveland, Colorado. This is the second litter in two years that are being fed 2nd Step. The first litter seemed to love the powder/ kibble mix. This litter appears to go in waves. Some meals they are really into it and others, not so much. Just my observations. The dam of the litter is still offering feedings about 1-2 times per day at the six week mark. The pups have been introduced to kibble soaked in 2nd Step for about two weeks are slowly moving off the teat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on Nov 5, 2021

Wrong Stuff

Sadly I bought the wrong stuff , I always buy milk replacer and the bags looked so much alike that I clicked on the wrong one , but I was able to donate this to a puppy foster home that was much in need of it .

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Bigbob on Feb 16, 2022

Unsure if I like it

The puppies didn't seem to care for the taste and wouldn't eat it all.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By kilos525 on Nov 2, 2021

This is a very good puppy food

The pups just love this food! I mix it with some puppy dry food also. It is so easy to mix, very convenient.