Friend's new skinny puppy
My friend's son bought a puppy from a backyard 'breeder' a few days ago. This pup is 12 weeks old, and is just skin and bones. You can see every rib, every point on his pelvic bones and his spine. How he has such a happy, friendly personality is beyond me.
My friend does not know much about dog nutrition, and probably can't afford to buy premium dog food. I think she's giving him puppy chow four times a day.
I'm gently encouraging her to get him into the vet ASAP instead of just taking him to the low-cost shot cinic. She did de-worm him yesterday though.
I'd like to give them a gift - I was thinking a big tub of freeze-dried liver treats and some vitamin supplements. Anything to be supportive and helpful and I really don't want to cause any hard feelings.
Any other ideas of a good gift?
(And if I ever find out where they got the puppy I'm turning the idiots in for animal cruelty. People should NOT breed animals if they can't afford to take care of them properly!)