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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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8 1/2 week only 6.5pounds

ok so luna just started recovering from parvo and she lost a tun of weight how much should she be weighing right now she looks super skinny , she looked like death at the time she was weighed, she does look like she is gaining a lil now but i can still see all the bones she will be 9 weeks on monday ...how much should she weigh at this point and how do i get her there healthfully

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All dogs will weigh different amounts, there is no one perfect weight for any age. Especially, when the dog is recovering. Just focus on getting her as healthy as possible.

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But obviously, make sure your vet is constantly checking her out

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i am trying to do this....that s why im also asking how do i get her back to being a healthy weight ,with out over feeding her, for instance how many times a day should i feed her, or how much should i feed her, what is the best food to help with weight gain, she is underweight and im asking for help to get her to a healthy weight and asking how much should she weigh so i have something to go off

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i am trying to do this....that s why im also asking how do i get her back to being a healthy weight ,with out over feeding her, for instance how many times a day should i feed her, or how much should i feed her, what is the best food to help with weight gain, she is underweight and im asking for help to get her to a healthy weight and asking how much should she weigh so i have something to go off
These are questions you need to ask your vet. They are the pro and the one physically examining your dog, so they will know best.

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When our pup was healing from a jaw injury, she had a taped muzzle on for the first few weeks, and she was fed via tube. Her original weight when we took her in was 18lbs at 9 weeks. In two weeks she was down to 14lbs, which doesn’t seem like a big loss, except she was growing as well. You could see her hip bones and ribs. Per vet, we gave smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. When she was switched from a tape muzzle to a regular muzzle that allowed her to open he mouth enough to lap food, we would blend her food with water until it was a soft serve consistency. You may want to try that if she’s low on energy and not up for chewing kibble. Or just soak the kibble in a bit of warm water to soften. Quality kibble 6-8 times a day, and when the muzzle finally came off, she right on track for her weight. Now at 6 months she weighs 51lbs. Slow and steady wins the race here. You don’t want to start offering high fat items or overfeed, it could be just as dangerous as underfeeding. So feed her the recommended amount in smaller portions more frequently. At least, that’s what worked for us. Hope you get more answers soon!
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When our pup was healing from a jaw injury, she had a taped muzzle on for the first few weeks, and she was fed via tube. Her original weight when we took her in was 18lbs at 9 weeks. In two weeks she was down to 14lbs, which doesn’t seem like a big loss, except she was growing as well. You could see her hip bones and ribs. Per vet, we gave smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. When she was switched from a tape muzzle to a regular muzzle that allowed her to open he mouth enough to lap food, we would blend her food with water until it was a soft serve consistency. You may want to try that if she’s low on energy and not up for chewing kibble. Or just soak the kibble in a bit of warm water to soften. Quality kibble 6-8 times a day, and when the muzzle finally came off, she right on track for her weight. Now at 6 months she weighs 51lbs. Slow and steady wins the race here. You don’t want to start offering high fat items or overfeed, it could be just as dangerous as underfeeding. So feed her the recommended amount in smaller portions more frequently. At least, that’s what worked for us. Hope you get more answers soon!
thank u for ur answer we have been feeding her a lil dry with wet food and a lil water mixed with it she scarfs it down and we feed her about 5 times a day but im afraid we arent feeding her enough because she is always acting like she is still hungry after a meal

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You should also be able to just put a call in to your vet to ask how much she should be fed daily. We brought in the bag of puppy food to the vet, and they gave us the amount of water to food ratio for the blended food, to insure she was getting enough calories, and how much to give. We had weekly vet checks though, so based on the weight she was currently at, they would either increase or decrease depending upon the amount of weight she has put on during the week.

We feed Fromm large breed puppy food. Whatever you feed, you’ll need to bring in the food, or have the caloric information printed or available on your phone. We brought the bag because it was easiest for us.
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we are giving her puppy chow i know its bad but thats what the breeder was giving her we were gonna change it but then she got sick so we didn't want to mess up her tummy any more then what it is already vet said to give her small frequent meals ...we are but it just doesn't seem to be enough she just looks so tiny

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thats a good idea her next vet visit is in a week for shots and to see how shes doing

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