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Charlee_Alaska
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PostSubject: Hi/ Question   Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:28 am

We recently got Alaska , her birthday is supposedly August 2 which would put her at 10 weeks tomorrow. I'm really starting to have my doubts about her breed. She's very small. She has been to the vet once dince we've had her and we go again next Thursday for more shots and routine things. So I'll bring it up again with the vet. The now apparent scam breeder we got her from will not return my calls or texts. She was 3 pounds at her last vet appointment (when she was possibly 8 weeks) 🤔😶. She eats 3-4 times a day and we've started raw diet. Just looking for opinions and advice Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi/ Question   Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:57 am

Welcome to the forum! Lovely puppy Smile Just wanted to make sure I read correctly that she is only 3 pounds not 13? A little tough to really guess when they are this young, except for puppy teeth and nails. When were the pics taken? If she has all of her teeth, I would say she is at least 6 weeks old, her nails are still baby nails, so again I am thinking 6 weeks. At what age did the breeder allow her to go home with you? Many states have laws that are 8 weeks for selling puppies, some states are different, but typically most breeders let them go at 8 weeks. I am inclined to think that she may be 2 weeks younger. Teaching bite inhibition typically is the most challenging aspect of puppies that come home too young.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi/ Question   Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:40 am

We got her on the 23 of September. We were told she was 8 weeks. But like I said I have repeatedly texted and called them and haven't gotten a response. So I'm starting to think I got scammed.

Supposedly the liter was 12 puppies , that was the reason they gave for her size
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PostSubject: Re: Hi/ Question   Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:38 am

3 pounds is really small. My cat was around 6 weeks old when she showed up at my house and weighed that much. I've seen some big litters before and usually they are small because the mother can't produce enough milk. Usually in the breeds I've seen it happen in the pups just look thin but do continue to grow at a normal rate, just don't get pudgy like some can. If your pup came to you seeming in proportion and not overly thin then I would really expect that it's younger. Definitely ask your vet to do a deeper exam and see. As renee said, mouthing will be your biggest challenge with getting a puppy too young, but if you live in a state where it is illegal to sell pups under 8 weeks it may be worth turning the name and number you have over to the police or animal control so they are aware along with what your vet estimates age at.

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Charlee_Alaska
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PostSubject: Re: Hi/ Question   Yesterday at 12:17 am

Update: vet today

Vet seems to think she's just now 9 weeks.
Weighing 7.5 pounds
She looked good otherwise

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PostSubject: Re: Hi/ Question   Yesterday at 12:27 am

I hope you don't mind but I had to look at that picture a little closer and realized you'd posted the thumbnail (which is fine, except for those of us who can't see)



She's more than doubled her weight in 9 days - and at 3 pounds at 8 weeks she was severely underweight (though she doesn't look it in the picture) so you're doing something right!

Maybe some of the others who have looked will look at the larger picture and comment, do you have a current picture??

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Charlee_Alaska
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PostSubject: Re: Hi/ Question   Today at 12:11 am





Today, sorry for the meat picture it's hard to get her to stay still so I took advantage lol
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