Ok, Whisper is way to thin for me!!!

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  1. Spirit2010

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    Ok, I shouldn't be able to see her hips, her ribs, or any of that! Should I try feeding her soft food, and dry? And feed them mixed? Here is the food I am thinking about, is it better than Authority, and Blue Buffalo?

    http://www.petsmart.com/global/prod...=1180791121018&itemNo=6&In=Dog&N=2025894&Ne=2

    This food, and here is the wet food...

    http://www.petsmart.com/global/prod...754&itemNo=1&In=Dog&N=2025894+4294961403&Ne=2

    Would this all be good for her? And Hershey? Hershey, doesn't need wet food. Or is there a better food at Petsmart??? Well, thank you for reading!
     
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    Hmmm. If you're really, really worried, she should go to the vet...and be checked for internal parasites, such as worms. She should be regularly de-wormed at this point anyway...most puppies are born with worms of some sort.

    Also, realize that the amount fed to puppies will look like A LOT compared to the amount offered to adult dogs. A young pup will eat anywhere between 2-4 cups of food a day! Try breaking her meals up into smaller meals, and feed more frequently. We just got baby Rita (an 8 week-old basset puppy) last night, and she has yet to even try a nibble of food. She's drinking a bit, but she's stressed from being away from her littermates. When she ate at the breeders, she'd throw back 3 whole cups of food a day, served in 1 cup servings, 3 separate times a day. So, she ate breakfast, lunch, and supper, respectively. Considering that she's a bit under 10 lbs., that seems like a lot of food! But, young pups needs more frequent meals, and can put away quite a great deal of food as they're growing.

    Try offering a bit more to Whisper during the day...and if you're really worried about seeing her ribs, hips, etc., please take her to a vet.
     
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    ug, I can't take her to the vet. :( I asked her, if we could take her to the vet, and she told me no. ug. I hate it.
     
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    Doesn't she still need some puppy shots?
     
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    *sigh* . . .
    ^^^She still needs puppy shots right? Is she not going to get those, either?
     
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    Avoderm is a really good food in my opinion, especially for allergy dogs.

    It does make sense tho, to have the dog thoroughly checked out for parasites FIRST.

    I guess my argument with your mom would be,,(and I don't know exactly what your situation is),,one office visit for a check up at the vets office would probably equal the price of one bag of good dog food, in other words if she's willing to buy that dog food, why wouldn't she be willing to take the dog to the vet to check for parasites??

    I am not a big fan of pro plan, however, some suggested I put my allergy aussie on the Proplan SS, (salmon based) and it's really cleared them up /no itchies. a 37.5 # bag costs me 31$.

    Good luck
    Diane
     
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    oops and forgot to mention the SS also put weight on him and he's a very busy boy
    diane
     
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    Yes, she still needs puppy shots till she is 16 weeks of age.

    Do you have anywhere else you can get food? Maybe a feed store?
     

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