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Old 11-22-2012, 03:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Puppy looking too skinny

Hey! My 9 week old pup Lily is getting kinda Ribby. We've only had her a few days and she doesn't seem to be eating enough.

She also is breathing super fast when she sleeps.

She was checked for worms and doesn't appear to have any.


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Old 11-22-2012, 04:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Jax was like that still is actually at 4 months its normal!!! Just keep an eye on food intake and bowl movements to ensure they add up Puppy looking too skinny-imageuploadedbypg-free1353577489.090340.jpg
This was jax at 11 weeks
Skinny ribs
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This is him now filling out a bit

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Ps the heavy breathing worried me at first turns put hes dreaming! X


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Some leaner built ones stay lanky and slim for a long time,untill they start filling up they stretch in all directions
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What are you feeding and how much?
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone!

She came to me on science diet but I am transitioning to raw. I started with chicken and gave her a couple tenders. Bought a scale yesterday so I could start logging weights.

She has also had some cooked cubed chicken for training treats.

Yesterday the vet gave her some dewormer and although I see nothing her past 3 BM have been awfully liquidy and now passing a little mucus.


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How much raw (weight) are you feeding?
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She weighs 10lbs and I am measuring out about 6 oz of chicken tenders for per meal- then I gave her a bone- (which she LOVED).

She eats about 4.5- 5 oz of the 6 oz.

Should I just wait a day before I call the vet?


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Now the diarrhea is just mucus. Left a message with the vet.


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Old 11-22-2012, 02:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Are you feeding her the chicken meat only or giving her the bone in the chicken?

I think the rule of thumb would be if they have soft/loose stools then you need to add more bone.
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