My baby is here! I'm so happy and excited. She is such a sweet sweet thing. She will be 9 weeks old tomorrow.
When I first brought her home (late afternoon yesterday) she adapted really well. She never cried or fussed. She pretty much made herself at home and has become attached to me. She did not eat her dry food that came from the breeder. I tried to feed it to her but she wouldn't take it. I was getting worried so I boiled plain chicken in water, cut it up, mixed it with rice, and fed it to her. She ate it all. Her first night she went straight to her bed and slept all night long. She has a play pen with her bed, food/water bowls, and puppy pad.
Today (630am) she woke us up because she was crying. She was hungry so I fed her the chicken and rice again. She played for a bit, maybe 5-10min then we took her to the vet.
She slept the whole way there (about an hour drive), and the whole way back. So she didn't eat or drink the whole time we were gone. I took some chicken and rice, and some water but she did not take it. I got worried so I gave her a couple of dabs of Nutrical she licked my fingers clean. We went home, and I stopped giving her the chicken because the vet told me not to give human food to her just yet because she might not like to eat dog food ever again. So she gave us Eukanuba Dry Food Puppy for small breeds.
ANYWAY...sorry to make this so long. She didn't seem to like the kibble. She was having a hard time smashing them with her teeth. So I put water into it to make it soft and still she did not eat it. I've been giving her Nutrical every time she did not eat. UNTIL, I put the soft kibble into my hand and she ate it! She'll eat about 20 to 30 pieces at every feeding.
Is that too much or too little? How much should they eat?
ALSO, she SLEEPS SO MUCH! I get worried that she might be hypoglycemic or is she always supposed to sleep that much?
She will sleep for about and hour, get up, eat OR potty and play for about 5-10min...THEN go back to sleep...please tell me this is normal I'm so worried!
I give the Nutrical to her when I feel like she doesn't eat enough.
She sleeps like 80% of the day!
What do you guys think?
On the PLUS side she goes potty on her pad EVERY TIME and I didn't have to train her!!! Whenever she wakes up from a nap or is done eating, she goes straight to the pad and does her business and I praise her and praise her...no treats given yet tho lol....I feel so lucky!
Here are some pictures from my facebook.