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Puppy food for malnutrition

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Rhtg1234, Sep 13, 2020 at 11:14 PM.


  1. Rhtg1234

    Rhtg1234 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone
    I rescued a puppy 2months ago
    Short back story she was found in a box with no mum, probably about 2 weeks old
    She was the runt of the surviving puppies , 6 survived 3died
    She’s absolutely amazing and fabulous and so intelligent but in comparison to her brother and sisters she is the smallest, she very very slowly gaining weight, she’s yet to lose her baby teeth.
    Obviously I do not know what breeds she has in her but her siblings are a lot bigger and broader then her and weigh a lot more too
    I’ve had her on butternut with Lily’s kitchen kibble from the beginning.
    She seems to have gone off it
    Can anyone recommend a good puppy food for puppies that were malnourished /hand reared
    Also should add good puppy food that doesn’t break the bank
     
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    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    Do you have any idea how old she is and how many times a day are you feeding her?
     
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    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

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    Have you thought about adding some wet food to her kibble, I use to add a small amount of a Cesar tray into Dillon kibble or just a small amount of grated cheese or some ham or something like like.
     
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    Rhtg1234 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi she is roughly 6 months old :)
     
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    Rhtg1234 PetForums Newbie

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    She has wet food and kibble but she doesn’t seem to be finishing her food like she used to, she’s on 400kg of wet and 100kg of dry and day spread between two meals because she doesn’t eat a lunch time meal for some reason ‍♀️
     
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    A picture for reference :))
     

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    She very pretty.:)
     
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    She is :) thank you !
     

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    This is quite normal.

    Dogs tend to do the majority of their growing, (heightwise), in the first six months and tend then not to require the food they did previously.

    So long as her body condition is good and she isn't losing weight, you have no cause for concern.

    At her age, she should be on two meals a day, she doesn't need three.
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    She doesn't look malnourished in those photos, but they aren't the best shots for looking at body condition.
     
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    Rhtg1234 PetForums Newbie

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    sorry it’s difficult to get her to stand still
     

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    Rhtg1234 PetForums Newbie

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    I wouldn’t say she’s malnourished now, but her start in life wasn’t the best and she didn’t have her mum so she was hand reared. Compared to her brothers and sisters she still the smallest so I’m just looking for advice on the best food to build her up
     
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    I take it she is a mongrel so being smaller is probably the right size for her. You cannot really compare a litter of mongrel puppies on size as they could take after any of the breeds in them.
     
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    She looks fine. I'd not worry about building her up any more. Just take her as she is and feed for her actual size not what you are comparing her to.

    Exactly! Mongrel pups can really range in sizes so although she may have been a bit of a runt it could also be that she was always going to be smaller than the others anyway.
     
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