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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by cris_r, Aug 16, 2009.


  1. cris_r

    cris_r PetForums Junior

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    My friends staffie has just had a litter 4 pups and although she is eating ok she has lost a lot of weight any ideas
     
  2. Sitmus

    Sitmus PetForums Member

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    She might have worms?


    I'm no expert by any means on dog health problems. But it might be that.
     
  3. Nicci

    Nicci Guest

    How old are the puppies?

    Bitches do loose weight after whelping and it can take time to build them back up again :)
     
  4. cris_r

    cris_r PetForums Junior

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    Pups are four weeks. I was wondering if there is a supplement she could give her as well as her food
     
  5. dinks

    dinks PetForums Senior

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    Has your friend increased her food?Remember her calorie intake will have increased significantly with feeding the pups and ideally her calorie intake should have increased just before whelping.
    She should be on a good quality food and even could be fed the puppy food as they will be about time for weaning and quite often this is recommended as high in calories.Do recommend she gets wormed to but is likely due to het feeding pups - her body has been through an awful lot of stress!:D
     
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