Would This Concern You?

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  1. StillandSilent

    StillandSilent New Member

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    Recap: Fawn is the 13 week old sheltie mix I'm fostering. I have had her a week and a half. She and her brother were found starving to death in a ditch. The day after I took Fawn, her brother went into a foster to adopt placement. The mother was never found. Fawn does not see well, and should be going for futher testing when the shelter can get the money together. She isn't showing any other health problems.

    In a week and a half, Fawn has gained almost three pounds, moving from 6.9 to 9.7. She has energy, has become more social, and is doing very well.

    She went back to the shelter today for a check-up, and we happened to run into her brother and his new family. He's a moose. The shelter manager clocked him in at 21.5 lbs! :yikes:

    Now, I know that there is a large possibility that the two of them have different fathers, but they were nearly the same size a week and a half ago.

    Would any of you worry about there being that big of a size difference between littermates in less then two weeks? Or should I just focus on the fact that Fawn seems to be getting healthier by the day?
     
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    thehoundgirl Active Member

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    I wouldn't be too worried, she may be the smallest of her litter and yes it is important that she gets healtier by the day.
     
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    What did he weigh before?
     
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    He was 8.1 or 8.2, I can't remember which. I about choked when I saw him.
     
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    .... I want pics ;) lol
     
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    Didgie and Zinga have and have had about a ten pound difference. I wouldn't be worried. I but I do want pictures
     
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    Of both!

    And before and afters!

    And just some play time ones.
     
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    Unforunatly, I didn't think to snap a picture today, and I don't know if one was taken the day they found them. They were pretty disgusting when found, and I can see why no one would want to see that.

    You can see a few pictures of Fawn on the first thread I posted about here here:
    http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186363

    Tomorrow morning my Mom is going to help me take some nice pictures of her (and possibly his coyness, if he gets over his 'camera will steal my soul' fear).

    I'm glad to hear that others aren't concerned about the difference in size. I just worry that her eyes are a sign of a deeper problem, and when I saw how big her brother was, and how puny she looked in comparison, I freaked out a little. Yeah, I'm kind of a hypochondriac, and if it's not me, its one of the pets. Don't even get me started on the time I thought Argon had an anal tumor...
     
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    release the hounds Active Member

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    I'd be focused on what's in front of you.
     
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    Not really as long as she's gaining weight and her body condition is good (or improving).
     
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    I've seen pretty drastic differences in litter mates, I wouldn't be too concerned unless she wasn't improving at all. I hope we do get pics :) lol
     
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    Even in healthy littermates that are the same size roughly there can be differences. I remember taking Ticket to puppy class, he was raw fed and lean and 'mean'. His littermates were on dry kibble and had very round plump bodies. Most people did not realize they were littermates because they were so different.
     

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