by Chill48204 on 24 April 2019 - 16:04
by Sunsilver on 24 April 2019 - 16:04
Parvo damages the gut, so the puppy can't absorb nutrients. Give her time, be patient. Her gut still may be healing. Or it's possible she's just going to be a small GSD due to her genetics. Never mind the damn charts...every dog is an individual! If she's eating and drinking well and having good solid poops, STOP WORRYING, and enjoy your dog!
by Rik on 24 April 2019 - 23:04
sounds like she is on the mend.
your situation is not typical and you can't judge by typical charts.
just keep up the good works and she will eventually be the best she can be.
by Lunastar on 25 April 2019 - 23:04
by Hundmutter on 26 April 2019 - 07:04
Whatever you do, don't be tempted to give her a lot of calcium.
by jillmissal on 29 April 2019 - 00:04
Don't give supplements your vet has not recommended. You're lucky this puppy survived, now do it by the book from now on.
by GSCat on 04 May 2019 - 08:05
by Chill48204 on 05 May 2019 - 13:05
by Sunsilver on 05 May 2019 - 14:05
Very glad to hear that!
Just a heads-up - young dogs go through phases. When one of my dogs was between 5 and 7 months, she was growing SO fast that I was giving her much more food than the makers of the kibble recommended, and she STILL looked skinny. Her metabolism slowed down when she hit a year old, and had her first heat, and I was then able to cut her food back.
This didn't happen with my other puppies. As I said in my previous post, every dog is different, and don't worry about the weight unless they are having digestive problems (vomiting, diarrhea).
I am also assuming you are checking your dog for worms on a regular basis. Intestinal parasites can really damage your dog's health, especially when the dog is young and growing rapidly. I'd be especially careful about parasites since your dog is a parvo survivor, and already had damage to her gut from the virus.
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