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Old 10-05-2017, 06:26 PM
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Underweight Collie Pup?

One week ago I rescued an adorable little AKC rough collie from a HORRIBLE lady who did not take good care of him at all. He is 12 weeks old and only weighing in at 10.5 lbs. His spine and hips are showing, and he was riddled with worms and parasites, which he is currently receiving treatment for. His fur is only about a half inch long and his tail is so skinny, almost like a rat tail. When I see pictures of other Collie puppies his age they are so big and fluffy. Does anybody else have any input on how much he should be weighing at 3 mos? The vet only said he was slightly underweight, and wasn't really able to tell me how much he SHOULD weigh. I just feel like he should be twice as big and have long fluffy fur and I'm worried that being malnourished as a puppy will stunt his future growth. Any input?
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I'm no collie owner, but he does look kind of small
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Did your vet tell you how much she weighs?? Besides her being a little small she looks okay to me. Her being under a couple pounds could most definitely be do to malnourished as a puppy. :-)
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She is very pretty :-)
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He not her I do that all the time I'm sorry. I've taken care of a Collie her name is Gypsy. A good way to add weight is to put can dog food in with their normal dog food or you can split the can food up throughout the day and give them half of the hard food in the morning and at night. They gain weight and it evens out. :-):-) You can ignore the question about the weigh I guess when I moved it up I didn't see that part :-):-)
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