Fattening up my puppy

Ok I have a pup that is getting over parvo. No she has not had any shots yet the vet said to give her a little bit to get better.it has been a very long road back from her death bed, but she is doing great, we just need to get her fattened up.I have been giving her 1 can of gravytrain, and she has a full boul of her kibbles and bits, but she still looks like I haven’t feed her in a month!!help???

Answer #1

So she has had no shots? Oh be careful. I know that it is a coin toss on the shot theory but all got shots including the sick ones and all came through the illness.

I would get her shots started now. If she is better I would start her puppy shots. My puppies had their first series of puppy shots and got the Provo. Not from the shot, the vet stressed they didn’t get it from the vaccination but from, flies, roaches, peoples shoes, mice. Any number of things. You many not think you have mice or roaches but they come in, in grocery bags, potato sacks, the people next store, etc. I didn’t think we had mice because we have umpteen cats around our property and our dogs, but when I started cleaning out everything that might harbor these kind of pest, I had mice come running out from under some boards my husbands was saving. I didn’t think we had any roaches because we have a bug man come in once a month and I found a female roach under a box.

Yep and spray that bleach on the yard, it will kill the grass, but it can be replanted.

What that recipe is doing is repairing the intestinal lining and stomach lining she lost when she was sick.

You can also grate carrots and put in her food. They will actually catch around roundworms and pull them out and carrots raw or cooked are good for your dog. I also cook mine some wheat pasta some times or rice and mix it in their food. Boxers when young have trouble keeping weight on them ( like a Pit) does, so a little holistic feeding is good for them.

Answer #2

Here is a list of “Rated” dog foods…they are rated by the ingredient list. You’ll see that many of the old stand by’s don’t cut the mustard…There are some, tho…that are econimcal as well as highly nutricious…If you have a Costco card…or Sam’s Club, the Kirlands is VERY econimcal, and high rated…

ALSO…I put an SOS out to magichalo1…she’s very experienced in pups needing weight gain…I’m sure that one thing she’s going tell you, is a dab of “activated Plain Yougurt” to help get the good bugs build up in her little gut…Parvo wipes out the lining of the gut.

Dog Food scores: Alpo Prime Cuts / Score 81 C Artemis Large/Medium Breed Puppy / Score 114 A+ Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+ Authority Harvest Baked Less Active / Score 93 B Beowulf Back to Basics / Score 101 A+ Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F Blackwood 3000 Lamb and Rice / Score 83 C Blue Buffalo Chicken and Rice / Score 106 A+ Burns Chicken and Brown Rice / Score 107 A+ Canidae / Score 112 A+ Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+ Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A Diamond Performance / Score 85 C Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+ Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Venison and Brown Rice / Score 106 A+ Dick Van Patten’s Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+ EaglePack Holistic / Score 102 A+ Eukanuba Adult / Score 81 C Eukanuba Puppy / Score 79 C Flint River Senior / Score 101 A+ Foundations / Score 106 A+ Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 B Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D Innova Dog / Score 114 A+ Innova Evo / Score 114 A+ Innova Large Breed Puppy / Score 122 A+ Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+ Member’s Mark Chicken and Rice / Score 84 C Merrick Wilderness Blend / Score 127 A+ Nature’s Recipe / Score 100 A Nature’s Recipe Healthy Skin Venison and Rice / Score 116 A+ Nature’s Variety Raw Instinct / Score 122 A+ Nutra Nuggets Super Premium Lamb Meal and Rice / Score 81 C Nutrience Junior Medium Breed Puppy / Score 101 A+ Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B Nutro Max Adult / Score 93 B Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice / Score 98 A Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Wheat Free / Score 86 B Nutro Natural Choice Senior / Score 95 A Nutro Ultra Adult / Score 104 A+ Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 F Premium Edge Chicken, Rice and Vegetables Adult Dry / Score 109 A+

PS…for the time being, until her gut is healed up totally…keep away from vitamin additives, etc…Congrats on saving your baby, Parvo is devastating, you DID GOOD!!


Answer #3

Ok I went through this let me tell you what I did. How old is the pup? Because we gave those shots anyway. Every dog we had that hadn’t had a shot in 6 months got a shot. I hope you are bleaching (1 cup bleach to 1 gal water) because your puppy continues to shed those provo cells.

Ok the food. I am not sure of your pups age but her is what I fed. Meat baby food (any brand), with Vitual Wheat Gluten Flour and Natural Digestive Enzyme Blend for dogs my brand is PetGuard. I also used some Gerber baby cereal wheat or rice. Get some vit C and E in the gel cap that you can make a small hole in the end.

Also cook Beef liver boil or sear and grind it up in the blender ( your pup will eat this like crazy) don’t over feed but if you boil (best idea) you can pour the juice over the food mixer.

The Wheat Gluten is top quality protein from the heart of the wheat head. It is what helps bread raise. You can get it and the Digestive Enzyme from the Health food store. Actually this all does not cost that much. There are many brands of the DE

Oh you need plain yogurt to add in the food, builds the intestinal flora back.

Pour the baby food (get chicken or turkey) in the bowl add Wheat Gluten and is she a pitbull dog? because pups that would make her the same size as a Boxer pup or smaller.

Pour those in the bowl and add the ground liver and squeeze in a little C and E just a couple of drops. (builds the immune system as does the liver) You can add some of that can dog food or a little dry depending on her size. Add the ED according to the directions for her weight. Pour some of the liver juice from boiling it over the mixer to make if the consistency of a can of dog food.

Also free feed your dog now. Always lots of water and dry dog food down. Which kibble are you using? Make sure it is high protein and starts with Meat and Meat byproducts.

I know it sounds like a lot but it really isn’t when you can get the foods at the grocery store and the health food store.

Here is what you need Meat Baby food Yogurt Wheat Gluten Four (sometimes it is in the store) Beef Liver Digestive Enzyme Blend for dogs

As you see her gaining weight you can move to just can dog food for the baby food. etc. Be sure she is wormed with Strongid T because Provo opens the door for all kinds of parasites.

How old is she?

My dog went from a skeleton to healthy and sleek and well rounded. She is beautiful now.

I have got to go out today but I will check back later to see if you have any questions or answers on weight or breed of your dog.

Answer #4

ok guys, I just went ahead and went to the feed store and got a 7way shot kit for her. man that just killed me having to stick that big needle in her, hell she doesn’t have ANY meat on her bones. but she did just fine.can’t thank you all enough.now I just have to get her in for her rabies shot.

Answer #5

oh thank you guys all so very much.I will get her in for her shots right away on mon..and I will start these new foods, and I will let you all know how she is doing..thank you mel’isa

Answer #6

Go down to your local feed store and get some stuff called “Missing Link” It is a food additive that does wonders for your dogs health, their coat and over all well being. You dog will love the taste and you will love the result!

Answer #7

YES…DO get the shots…there is more in a “puppy shot” than Parvo vacinne…it’s a 5 way shot, with distemper vaccine (another HUGE killer) in it, and 3 other doggie diseases…She made it, and that’s wonderful…but as soon as the vet says “ok” get her started on her series.


Answer #8

oh thank you all sooo much, I will be going to the grocry as soon as I am done here. sukee’ is a 4 month old pit bull. that is a pic. of me and her by my name.no need to worry you guys, I have probly gone through $50 worth of bleach since she became sick. my hands are cracked and ready to start bleeding.. but my baby girl is well worth it.ok so the vet said she will not give her her shots till she is better, but she also said that she would only be sick for 10-14 days, and I know it’s been aleast that long, but she is much better now, and if you think she should get the shots still I want to get them for her.

Answer #9

The food that you are feeding are not really good dog foods. check out Nutro or Newman’s own.

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