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Old 02-20-2010, 07:40 PM
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So I have my little guy but i'm a little concerned that he is TO skinny... You can easily fill his ribs and spine... It's not obvious but you can feel them pretty easily..

He's 7 weeks by the way, is fed Royal Canin Baby Dog or Baby Puppy or something like that and is fed every 2-3 Hours/Free fed....
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:44 PM
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Wow he is seven weeks and weaned comepletely....he may just be catching up still..

What did the vet say ? And how much does the wee one weigh in at ?? what size are the parents ??

Maybe you could supplement with Nutra Cal for Puppies for a while.
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Parents no clue.... His "Breeder" said he will be between 3-5 pounds full grown. He weighs 1lb with his harness when the vet weighed him Thursday. He's healthy, active, eats like crazy.. We wormed him yesterday... The breeder was an idiot.. We got him for pretty much free, bad bad situation.... Got him at 6 weeks ish as well *sighs*.. He's been fine but i'm a worried he's a tad thin but he's had alot of stress....
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It sounds like it...6 weeks is very young. I would try supplementing the baby kibble with some nutra-cal puppy. When pups are weaning..I know they are fed mushy stuff..Rico had human baby food, nutra cal and something else--icky mush...

If the puppy was stressed and I am sure leaving his mother at sucha tender age was a stress he probably has catchign up to do. He does need to have adequate nutrition for his grwoth but also for important brain growth and development too.
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continue to feed every few hours, neutra cal is great. watch this little one closely he is so young
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I'm going to pick up some nutrical.... He's been fabulous, he's fed every 1-3 hours.. I tend to go around 2 hours but he always has food available for him...

here's a body picture of him, you can't really tell that he's that skinny, but you can feel it... http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/w...x/P1040789.jpg

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My Pepper is the same size and age. (I've no idea why the "breeders" here think it's a great idea to take puppies away from the mom at 6 weeks around here). The vet recomended mixing in canned puppy formula for the first week I had her, along with the nutri-cal.
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He doesn't look over skinny to me but the camera is in an awkward place. Did the vet say anything about his weight?? When are you next going back to the vet as they put on a lot of weight between 8 and 12 weeks!! Daisy was doing just over an ounce a week between 8 and 10 weeks and will find out tomorrow how much she has put on in the last 2 weeks!!
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