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jbird6989 01-22-2014 08:15 PM

Wanting advice about Max
 
Ok so at 9wks Max got parvo and was admitted to the hospital for a week. I never gave up on him because I knew he was a fighter and sure enough he pulled through it. Now he is 4 months but only weighs 30 lbs. Some days he looks skinny but most days he looks well fed. But I know he under sized since his weight is like most puppies his age. Would getting parvo prevent Max from weighing more.

Cassidy's Mom 01-22-2014 08:18 PM

I'm not an expert, but it seems likely that being that ill would set him back, at least temporarily. I wouldn't worry too much in the long run though, he should eventually catch up.

DJEtzel 01-22-2014 08:18 PM

Parvo has been thought to do physical and mental damage during development, yes. I don't know about any science behind it, everything I have seen has been anecdotal both physically and mentally. I wouldn't worry about it. Make sure he's a healthy weight for his size, feed him as necessary, love him. :)

Neko 01-22-2014 09:00 PM

Zeus was 36 pounds at 4 month.


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