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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:04 am

Kale is on Sierra Mountain and is doing great Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:34 am

I wouldn't stop him from drinking but I would limit how long you allow him to lap. Poor guy... sorry but my small rant will be... the people that do this to dogs should be shot! I've seen one dog that skinny before and I won't go into it. Feed him just above his recomended daily allowance. 4 small meals a day are better than in one go. definatly get some wormer like others have said. Make sure he has no ticks. Have you had him tested for heart worm?
Poor baby I hope he gets well in your care. Some probiotic yougert might help too as he is malnourished I would consider giving him some it may help settle his tum.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:40 am

He has been to the vet and tested for worms- PASSED. He is being fed rice, boiled chicken, lil puppy diamond natural large breed, cottage cheese, water/pedialite (we hide it on him) and topped off with pumpkin. He is eating well and doing okay with fluids, not a whole bunch of fluids but I think in my opinion he is doing okay on level. My sis in law is worried about him. He finally got out of isolation from "parvo" scare, so I think he will do better drinking when out with other dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:44 am

That sounds great, glad to hear he's doing well. Would love to see some pics as he starts to put the weight on. Always good to hear a happy ending.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:51 am

here are a couple pics my sis and law posted...not todays but couple days old
He was happy to see mommy! (he is happier to see Daddy, but some might think thats biased even though its true)


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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:13 am

oh he's cute! glad he's doing well Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:11 am

He looks so much better! You did a wonderful job.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks Katie, but I can't take all the credit. My sister in law and I have both been working with him to get him. thanks to her budget, we got alot of tests done that I couldn't afford on my own.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:25 pm

Kevin you and you sister-in-law are AWESOME!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:17 am

I am so glad he is doing better, poor baby must have felt terrible. Just a couple things I thought I'd mention -

I would probably feed him something other than Diamond or 4health (also diamond, just generic)... All of their products come from china and they have been involved in some nasty recalls over the last several years. I was feeding Diamond for the last year until I did more research, now I feed Victor dog food. The plant is about 100 miles from my house, they are family owned, and 99.7% of the things in their dog food is from the US - and all of their meat comes from a 200 mile radius from the plant. The price differs per store, but I pay about $33 per 40lbs. bag and less if I buy more than 3 at a time. It has several formulas, no large breed formula, but imagine the chicken all life stages formula would probably be fine. It has a 4 star rating on dog food advisor for its normal formulas, and a 5 star for its grain free (if you decide to go that route).

Also I use the safe-gaurd liquid goat dewormer for my dogs. It's totally safe and I get about 10-25 doses out of it for $17, and the one labeled for dogs is like $10 for one dose. 1ml to 5lbs.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:42 pm

regarding the water drinking......our lab will drink 2+qts of water at a time. he won't drink for hours, and will randomly decide to empty the water bowl. he's 8, and has always been that way about his water.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:57 am

Well Weldon is doing great. He got his rear dew claws removed and neutered on one trip with only a small issue. Do other vets still do staples???? Every incision got staples, I was a little shocked when he came home with staples in. I thought they used the "glue" instead or at least stitches.

Let me know. Thanks guys.

i will post more pics soon after he gets staples removed and a bath finally after all this he has gone through.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:14 am

Staples for a neuter?!? WOW! That's uncommon. Ouch! pale
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:10 pm

I've heard of staples only after the glue doesnt work and comes apart. Still seems kind of awful though. Poor guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:08 pm

When we had our female lab, she only got stitches for her spay! I can't believe they'd need them for a neuter??

Glad they got his rear dewclaws off. For whatever reason, the vet that did Niko's neuter didn't remove his (with previous owner). I'm paranoid of him ripping them off on crusty snow or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:29 pm

Is it common for them to have rear dew claws? I've only every seen one dog that had one rear dew claw.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:42 pm

dewclaws are generally removed by the breeder when the pups are a few days old, and if they aren't, the rear claws SHOULD be removed by a vet when they are altered and already under anethstesia. Our vet was pretty ticked that the previous owner hadn't had it done with Niko.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:52 pm

Diesel I don't believe has rear dewclaws, but Xiah does have both rear dewclaws. I plan on getting them removed during her spay. The vet should at least TALK to you about it.... my vet charges about $90 extra during spay to remove the dewclaws. Without it's like.... $168.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:59 pm

Wow, that seems like a lot just to remove them when the dog is already under.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:01 pm

Eh, yeah I thought so too. He's a pretty good vet and I normally go through the shelter system to get my pets fixed since I'm in College. I believe the actual removal itself is about $30 a foot, but I think he gives more pain meds? I think that is what drives the price up more.
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:23 am

@kevo wrote:
Well Weldon is doing great. He got his rear dew claws removed and neutered on one trip with only a small issue. Do other vets still do staples???? Every incision got staples, I was a little shocked when he came home with staples in. I thought they used the "glue" instead or at least stitches.

Let me know. Thanks guys.

i will post more pics soon after he gets staples removed and a bath finally after all this he has gone through.

I'm glad to hear he is doing better. No my vet didn't use staples for my boys neauter. I do know a friend of mine had her boy done and he pulled the stiches undone so they stapled him. I can't imagine it's very comfortable but I doubt they would do it with out reason?
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PostSubject: Re: Malnurished and desperate rescue   Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:10 pm

I am going to ask the vet friday when we go to pull them out so we know if that is a standard he does or if Weldon was a special case. I use this vet because this is where Cali went and due to fostering her, I arranged for the guy who needed to find her a home to pay for medical stuff while I have her in my care, so I go there.

I am not very satisfied with the vet, so I am unsure, yeah its close to my house but thats not the best reason for picking a vet.
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