Join Date: Sep 2007
Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 2 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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A marrow bone could be OK, but only make one change in her food or surroundings at a time, and take 2-3 weeks to make the change.
So, especially for a new puppy, if she's on a new food, has added oral antibiotics or other meds, or has undergone stress like a surgery, travel or boarding, or is new to your home, hold off on anything additional like a marrow bone and make sure her tummy is tolerating where she is, and whatever she is on at the moment.
High fat can mess up a young pup's digestion; too much fat can be bad for a dog's pancreas (though dogs can eat a lot more fat than we humans should without trouble.) The bottom line is that if she gets diarrhea or a tummy upset, decrease in energy, etc. and she's had a couple of new things in the last week, you won't know which change/addition is the root of the trouble.
Not to mention that the trouble could be due to something else entirely (worms, eating something she shouldn't), and you might just be tempted to say...."ahh, it's because I gave her a lot of new stuff recently."
So go a little slow with the supplements and extras. Let her get stable on whatever food you've chosen (provided it's a good quality food and you've found the right quantity to feed her) and then add stuff one at a time if she still seems to need something to get healthy.
In your pics, I think she does look a lot better in terms of weight than she did. Her hip bones are still a little sticky-outy and she's a little light on the muscle perhaps (I'm looking at her back legs in particular) but she's coming along.
Keep it up, mom.
Last edited by melbrod; 02-28-2019 at 05:57 PM.