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New Chi owner in Canada - rescue from California

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Hello everyone,
Came across this forum and I have already found lots of helpful tips and advice. I very recently adopted a Chihuahua from a high-kill shelter in California. I am on Vancouver Island where there is a huge demand for small dogs so there are several rescue groups bringing these dogs up which is fantastic!!! Pairing dogs in need with people actively looking for them its a great idea.
The shelter called her Jazzy but she has no name yet.. she was a stray and they figure she is about a year old but doesn't respond to it which is good because I'm not crazy on the name. I am open to any suggestions! She has the sweetest personality which is incredible if you see her condition... she is so thin you can see all of her bones and it's heart breaking :( I went to the store I get the food for my 5 year old yorkie at and put her on a puppy diet that the woman recommended because it has higher calories/fat content. I am open to any suggestions on ways to bring her weight back up to a healthy level!
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She's so cute! That's great that she's found a home where she'll get the care she needs. Ours lost a lot of weight after her spay. It's taken awhile, but she seems to now be back to her normal weight. We just free fed her her normal puppy development kibble, and gave her as much of her favourite wet dog food (merrick puppy) as she wanted. She bulked up nicely! We still free feed her as she seems to only eat when she's hungry.
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