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I took some pics of Nala before she goes to her new home. They asked to see updated pics. I'm thinking she will probably go next weekend. Maybe sooner if I can get her in tomorrow for her booster shot.

These pics were extremely difficult to get. She was running away from me in all of them, so I put her on a leash. She still looks like she fears her life, but this was the best I could do. She just doesn't like the camera the way Heaven and Koa do!











You can't see her big floppy ears because she tucks them when she's nervous. Ah well... I hope her new owners like these!

PS: I know she looks really skinny, but I feed her a minimum of 4 cups per day (a lot for a puppy) but she doesn't gain weight. The vet just says she's a slow gainer.
 

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You been neglecting and starving that girl!?!?!

LOL jk, I know how hard it's been to hold weight on her. Some dogs are just like that. I would definately try more than 4 cups a day though. I don't think that's a lot for a puppy. 3-4 cups is good for an adult dog. If you have an extremely active pup, I'd go higher like 5 or 6 but she may just sh!t out the extra food, who knows. As long as it's not super-high protein then there's no worry of growing too fast at higher food levels. But I definately wouldn't have thought that 4 cups was high. Average amount maybe for a hard gainer pup.

Wishing all the best luck with her new home. I know how happy you were to get the news :D :D
 

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Well I actually do feed her closer to 6 cups, but I was afraid you guys would think I was going overboard. I've BEEN feeding her 4-6 cups a day for months, but she freaks out around food, so half the time she vomits it back up. Lovely, I know.
 

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Well I actually do feed her closer to 6 cups, but I was afraid you guys would think I was going overboard. I've BEEN feeding her 4-6 cups a day for months, but she freaks out around food, so half the time she vomits it back up. Lovely, I know.
4-6 cups itsnt bad. Legend and his greedy self was eating that at one sitting when he was a pup! :shock: ..She might not be gaining weight as fast because of her nervousness.
 

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Good luck Nala in your new home.
Be a good girl so you can get lots and lots of treats.
:D
 

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She looks so sweet and gentle! :D I'm glad she found her new home! Shelby always has her ears laid back like that too when I take her pics...don't know why :?
 

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Her head has gotten bigger..........lol
She is a pretty girl
I didnt know you found her a home.That's great news.I will keep my fingers crossed it all works out :D
 

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Well so far, so good. She hasn't replied to my e-mail yet today, but they're probably out shopping or something. :lol: She was very excited when we spoke last night. I am excited for Nala too, I just hope she adjusts well. She needs someplace more calm than my home.
 

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OMG she looks awful! I don't mean to be rude but she looks emaciated. I hope her new family is prepared to take her on because I have a feeling she's got more problems that your average pet owner will be able to handle.
 

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Well the vet said it's okay for her ribs to show, just as long as her hip bones aren't showing, and they're not, so I think she's just a thin pup. She doesn't look as bad in person.
 

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Trina, she does look really thin. I think that maybe Satin Balls might be a good idea for her.
 

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Oh, the poor thing. What a shame to see that. She does look really thin, but I think what concerns me more is the reason she is so thin and the fact she looks terrified in every single picture I have seen of her. Pretty extreme when a nerve issue is so bad that it has a physical effect on the body. :( I sure hope she doesn't end up another statistic, the nervous ones are the most unpredictable. I sincerely hope nothing bad comes of this. Poor doggie. What an awful shame. :(
 

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Well I will pass along the recipe to her next owners. Not much I can do in a week's time. I think once she is in a home where she can relax and not worry about my dogs stealing her food (even though they are fed separately), maybe she will put on weight.
 

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If I took pics of her playing with the other dogs or with her toys, she wouldn't look quite so pitiful. She absolutely hates being chased with a camera in her face. I just wanted some good close-ups to send her new owners. If I just let her be, and took pics from a distance, she'd look much happier. She's even gotten so brave that she tries playing with the neighbor's dogs through the fence, something she never did before.

I have been saying since I got her that she's too thin, but they haven't found any worms or any biological cause for it. She eats an enormous amount of food for a puppy. She eats more than Heaven and Koa both, and she's really not as active as they are either. I don't know the reason, but I wish her well.
 

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If she is always vomitting up her food, that would explain why she is so thin. Thats what I am saying, her nerve issue is having an effect on her physical well being and that is not good.
 

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Maybe she needs some homeopathic stuff for nervous doggies (I think it's called rescue remedy?).

I've been feeding Diesel 3 cups per day (plus cookies) and he's still at a steady 45 pounds (we run an hour a day too).
 
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