|10-03-2013 03:04 AM|
|FernandeFeltmann||welcome on this board, simply enjoy the stay here and make it memorable one for us|
|09-28-2013 01:08 AM|
|The Packman||Welcome aboard !|
|09-27-2013 10:43 PM|
Please do not take him to the dog park. He is very young and doubly susceptible to diseases at this point, since his rough start. You should really wait until he has his full set of vaccinations before taking him anywhere where there are concentrations of dogs.
I would not feed him Science Diet. It is not the worst food out there, but you can definitely do better for what it costs. Some good choices are Diamond Naturals -- What I feed, Orijen, Kirkland, Wellness, and a lot of others. Unless you are willing to take the time to learn about feeding muscle meat, organ meat, bone and the proper vitamines and supplements, and the proper ratios for each meat, go with a good all stages adult food, or large breed puppy food for this puppy. The puppy has had some trouble already -- left MOM way too early, and then was given substantial care. What she needs now is a balanced diet for a canine, made out of good ingredients to catch her up.
|09-27-2013 09:21 PM|
Welcome! I'm looking forward to pics
I'm a huge fan of a a prey model raw diet. Check out Lauri's page: http://www.rawdogranch.com. My dogs thrived on it!
After that, I've heard Orijen and Acana are great. I can't purchase them locally, though, so can't testify. I switched to kibble for hand feeding (training) purposes, and I've been pleased with my dogs on Wellness CORE. Idk whether Wellness makes a puppy formula, though.
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|09-26-2013 08:07 PM|
Hi and welcome to the forum! I feed raw, but there are a number of very good high-quality foods available that will leave Science Diet in the dust. Orijen and Acana are hard to beat in my book. Though I'm sure others will have lots of good recommendations for you.
His frog legs could be from a number of factors: poor conformation, loose muscle tone due to lack or exercise, normal pupply awkwardness and loose joints, or being down in the pasterns, or a combination of any of these factors.
Have a vet check him out. You can also post pics and videos in the health section and get some feedback as to what people thing - sometimes it's just normal puppy floppiness, and sometimes it can be developmental issues.
|09-26-2013 02:34 PM|
Hello, excited to be here!
My name is Magber. We recently adopted a GS pup from a neighbor who had him since he was 4 and a half weeks and owned him for a month and a half.
He was neglected during that time and given adult cheap dog food. He develop a skin infection as well due to flea bites.
Born on July 1st/2013 he is at almost 3 months and weight 22lbs. Tho, he looks very skinny. He eats super fast as if the food was going to run away from him I feed him 3x a day. Science Diet, but would love a good dog food recommendation for him.
Took him to the vet and he was given vaccination shots, antibiotics for the skin issue and deworming meds.
I forgot to ask the vet about his bow hind legs or frog looking legs when he runs.
Is this normal for GS pups or can it be due to feeding him not the appropriate food for a month and a half?
Other than that he is doing well and behaving like a normal puppy. We started training from day one and he is doing well.
Been to the dog park 3 times already and he don't know if he likes it yet.
Eager to hear (or read) all of your advice!!