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Old 11-08-2012, 05:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You dont want to go right away at the amount she should be eating,feed her few times/day like a pup should,you could insert a piece of raw between the kibble meals
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Broke down and started giving her more water last night. She'll drain a bathtub given the opportunity I'm sure! Pee is always yellow, never diluted. I was told to limit the water intake for training purposes and the size of her tiny bladder, but no matter how little water she got she could still muster up some to pee in her cage.

So I've decided to leave animal care up to me and the vet and obedience to the trainer. Her appetite instantly improved last night after a couple bowls of water. She seems much more contented than normal and had a little more spring in her step this morning - coming at a pretty good trot when I called her instead of the usual walk.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 AM   #23 (permalink)
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She is such a cutie! Now get some meat on those bones! When we got Duke at 16 weeks he was skin and bones but he still weighed more than your poor girl at 5 months, 22 lbs. He's up to 37 lbs. as of last week's vet visit and he's 5 months now.
Good luck! Sounds like you're moving in the right direction
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:52 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Murphy's last vet visit (the beginning of the month) she was 23.5 pounds & she's 3 months. I have a slight feeling that she will be bigger than Pheona as she is 19 pounds and weighs 48 pounds. Pheona was also the runt of the litter & at 6 weeks she weighed in at 2 pounds. I had more than routine puppy vet visits with her as he was wanting her weight monitored & to just check her to make sure all was good. Her & I have a tight bond as she was brought home at 4 weeks of age so I was up feeding her through the night & taking her out. We also cuddled a lot as she shouldn't of been away from her litter mates.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Apparently she was just dehydrated! Gave her plenty of water and her appetite has picked up. She's like a deer in Wal-Mart. Full blown spaz. Tail wide open wagging and looks like she's gained 10 pounds overnight. I'd take a photo but she wont stand still.


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Old 11-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #26 (permalink)
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She's still pitiful but looks to be on the mend. She's running wind sprints in the driveway as I type this!


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Old 11-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Oh wow, so skinny! Glad she's doing better! She'll be putting on weight in no time!


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Old 11-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Well...rough weekend here. A couple days ago she started feeling a lot better and putting on some weight it appeared.

Last night I was taking laundry across the house when I stepped on a kids toy and lost my balance. She was right under my feet as I came down. She couldn't get away and I fell on her. Her back right leg is broken.

We took her to an animal hospital and she had surgery this morning. I just got home from visiting. She'll be home Monday. They said it was a jagged break which is good because once the rod was put in the bone would not be twisting around, so it should fuse quickly. The break was not near a growth plate he said so it shouldn't affect her as she gets older. She bit me as I tried to tend to her last night. I wish she had bitten my arm off! I feel horrible. They also found hookworms and roundworms and started her on Trifexis. She's on IV fluids and antibiotics. Dr. said the absence of worms and my feeding her like I'm supposed to will really pack on the pounds.

Really miss her. Dreading that bill too, but at least she's being properly cared for. We'll be switching vets to them after this. He gave me an estimate last night f around $700


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Old 11-10-2012, 05:09 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Oh my goodness, poor girl. Don't beat yourself up over it, accidents happen and they do have a habit of being under your feet. Thank goodness you took her to a vet right away!

The good thing is, you had increase her food and weight before the accident. It will help heal her much quicker being at a more healthy weight range.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Oh my, give her some smooches from me
Good idea to switch vets, hopefully she heals up quickly.

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