Mom of Brutus and Roxie
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danville, CA
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Roxie is very small, too. We got her when she was 3 months old and she weighed 3.4#. She will be 6 months in 1 week and she now weighs 5#. She is a happy, energetic dog, but we work at it.
When she was 11 weeks old and still at the breeder's, she had an episode of hypogylcemia. The breeder gave her a special diet and fed her 4x/day to improve her eating.
She is not a super picky dog, but she does find kibble "boring," and playing often over rules eating. So we worked on doing something different with her food 1 time/day. For one meal she would get scrambled eggs. Another time we would add broth or baby food to the kibble and warm it up. Sometimes we would add canned food.
She is now on a schedule of free feeding kibble, 1 1/2 scrambled eggs on bath day, 1/4 can canned food 2 times/week and some training treats.
BTW--our older havanese is 8 months and now is pretty much on the same diet as she is. It din't work to try to feed them separately. He is 10.5#.
The only thing that my vet said about her weight is that he wanted to wait until she was 6 # to spay her so there would be less risk of an anesthesia reaction.