Adopting a Malnourished Dog
Hello from Nicaragua----Great country if your looking for a cheap vacation with miles of miles and beaches, BUT lot of poverty issues--1 being an abundance of stray dogs!! And I won't even go into detail how many look, as it would break your heart! Plus many are not exactly kind to them!
Our situation We are adopting--well fostering first to make sure the new dog is a good fit with our 1 other dog and 2 cats!
This new dog is approx 1 to 2 yrs old and was found on the streets of Grenada! She appears in semi-good health, but she is very light for her frame! I'm guessing she weighs between 10-15 lbs and if she was at her healthy weight, would be closer to 30 lbs, as she is around the same height as our dog.
I pick her up on Monday from the Rescue and taking her straight to our vet to be checked over, as well as be groomed and given a flea/tick bath! So I will be asking him questions as well
Since she is sooo underweight, would it be better to feed her puppy dog food for the first while?? The bestr dog food we can get at the moment is Kirklands puppy food! I order Merricks adult food online, and have abundance of that. But thinking puppy food has more nutrients and calories which she badly needs!
So after all my blah, blah blah, do you think I should start her off on puppy food to help her gain weight?