We brought her home over the weekend. She's really really cool. Cleopatra is her name.
So, first of all, I'll state that my breeder has been very responsive and helpful. I'm not looking for contradicting advice, but sometimes, seeing things here in this forum help clarify a few things and give me ideas of where to get certain supplies.
When we picked her up, breeder told us that knuckling over is not uncommon and if/when it happened, to lower the protein in her food and to giver her Vitamin C with Rose hips.
Sure enough, the last 2 days, I've noticed that when she stands or sits, her front legs tremble a bit. She hasn't knuckled over, but breeder says those are some warning signs and to activate the plan.
We are feeding her Purina Pro Plan Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 mixed with a small bit of water and some Alpo wet food. Breeder suggested reducing the foods to a food with 24% protein. I've been looking through the Purina Pro Plan options, and I'm struggling a bit to find that mix. I'm all new to this, so I want to choose the *right* specific food, and was thinking sticking with PPP would be a good brand since it seems to be well respected.
Also, as far are the Vitamin C with rosehips...how do I get her to eat it? wrap it in Peanut butter? Any I assume I can buy this at any Whole Foods/Natural grocers place?
Thanks in advance for the help. I spent a fair bit of time researching this here, and found lots of info, but struggled a little putting my answer together. I don't want to screw this up!