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My female Pup is only 3 pounds at 11 1/2 weeks. Normal?

I just brought home a Female I purchased from a respectable Kennel. My 7 year old daughter instantly bonded with her. She is a purebread, and i also believe she is a chocolate due to the complete lack of black pigment and green eyes.

I took her to the vet right away to have her checked out and they all commented on how tiny she was. Is she normal size for her age?

I ask this becuase her stool sample tested positive for giardia which i was told is common and easily rectified with the medication given to me from the vet.

I wanted to know if having giardia and only being 3 pounds at this point have anything to do with each other.

She seems very healthy otherwise.

I would appriciate any feedback

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Can we see pictures? I dont think Giardia has anything to do with size. Is she registered? I know my pup is 5 lbs at 12 wks. I am sure some others who have more exp. with havanese will chime in.
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Probably once the giardia clears up, she will gain more but it sounds as if you got a little one. How big were her parents? I know that there are little 6-7 pounds Havs on the forum. As long as the vet thinks she is healthy...

Oh yeah.... We need pictures! and her name!!

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Her name is CoCo. I just got off the phone with the Vet, and he assures me that she is happy and healthy.

What food do you recommend? giving her healthy choice holistic now because that is what she has been eating before we picked her up. I am sure there are better choices.

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aww, she is adorable. Is she white, or is there coloring on her. Must be Chocolate because of the choc nose. There are a lot of opinions on here about food. Just choose a high quality one.
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Welcome to the forum,, dogfoodadvisor.com is a good website to help you choose a quality food for your dog.
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I have heard of 8 lbs at 9 months, but I really don't know about 3 lbs at 3 months...I am sure someone who knows will chime in. She is adorable. What color were the parents and did they have the same eyes? I think the food depends. There are home made diets, fresh diets available at supermarkets, and then the kibble. Whatever you do, just don't make a drastic change all at once, mix a little of each until she gets used to the change. Again, we have lots of opinions on foods, but I have not had a puppy in ages, and puppies do need special diets. You are at the right place to get a lot of help, so don't get discouraged, give the question a couple of days and you will have lots of answers I am sure. Good luck with her!!! And keep the photos coming!!

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WELCOME and congratulations on your baby!!!
3 lbs at 11 weeks sounds good to me! infact, I believe that's what my hav was at that age!! LOL she'll be a petite thing like mine most likely!! Tillie was about 3.5 lbs when we got her at 14 weeks and was 7 lbs at 9 months. now at nearly 2 yrs old she is ALMOST 9 lbs, after she eats. LOL

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CoCo is more of a Cream color with some light brown patches on her ears. Both parents are also cream colored but not sure if one or both parents have the chocolate gene.

Thanks all.
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Once the Giardia clears up I bet she will gain a little more weight. If she is healthy otherwise I would not worry about it. My Laila was 1.5 lbs at 8 weeks. She is now 1 1/2 and only 7 lbs but as healthy as can be!

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