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Old 09-28-2008, 11:58 PM   #21
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That much cute in one place should be illegal! Absolutely adorable!
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:59 AM   #22
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Love Boxers! She's gonna be a jewel in your life! Hugs, best wishes and puppy kisses!
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:37 AM   #23
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Typically the pups are all weaned and on puppy food by that age as most breeders won't let them nurse past 5 weeks, but I haven't had a pup that young in years (it's illegal here in PA to take them away from the mother before 7 weeks), so don't know what modern "protocol" is for a six week old. I would think 3 or 4 times per day would be fine. A good quality puppy food to help her along with goats milk mixed in if you know someone with goats. At least till she developes more, maybe for a couple weeks, then kibble would be OK. I gotta say, she sure looks younger than six weeks to me.

I also have to say, you don't see many white Boxers because responsible breeders will cull them. Sad, but true in any breeding program. I had a couple Boxer breeders tell me that 40% of Boxers are born white. They tend to develop a lot of health problems, deafness being one you will notice right away. I wish you all the best with her. You are right in saying she needs special care.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:50 AM   #24
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That much cute in one place should be illegal! Absolutely adorable!

Had to get my daily fix, dina. Thanks!
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:06 AM   #25
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She's wonderful, Dina! I would probably call the vet's office today just to see what they say about feeding, but they will be able to tell you more tomorrow when they see her.

Keep up with the pics as she grows, okay?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:08 AM   #26
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I also have to say, you don't see many white Boxers because responsible breeders will cull them. Sad, but true in any breeding program. I had a couple Boxer breeders tell me that 40% of Boxers are born white. They tend to develop a lot of health problems, deafness being one you will notice right away. I wish you all the best with her. You are right in saying she needs special care.
Pacanis, I had an all white kitten with blue eyes. I was told that ALL pure white cats with blue eyes are deaf. Mine wasn't deaf at all..... though I do believe he had selective hearing LOL! As do most cats.

What I am trying to say is that statistics are not always right! But yes, it is something worth knowing.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:51 AM   #27
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Yes, I understand. Not all white dogs are going to be deaf and have problems, but they are a lot more likely to if they are not technically supposed to be white. And it is generally accepted among Boxer breeders that white is not a color they want to promote. I wish the best for Sam and hearing about her growing up, but I had to say something.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:53 PM   #28
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Pacanis is right about white animals having a tendency to deafness. It doesn't mean all will be deaf, but it's a thing to watch out for. You want to watch for it early because you will train your pup a little differently if it is deaf. (I used to have a white cat with different colored eyes and she was completely deaf. That said, my new pup (who is red) appears to be deaf, too, so it's not just white animals.)

But Dina, I have to say that is a completely adorable pup!!!! I'll bet your kids are enchanted with her. Is she settling in yet? Is she starting to develop a personality yet? Be sure and update us with pictures and stories.
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I took her to the Vet today and he found tapeworms, hookworms and a skin infection. I've been very stressed and sad about it. She got a medicated shampoo and antibiotics for her skin condition. She hasn't shown any signs of Parvo so we're hopeful. She is malnourished so the Vet recommended a supplement to mix in with her puppy food. Due to malnourishment she has weak bones and can't walk or stand up straight. She's vomitted due to the vaccines and seems lethargic. My daughter is very helpful so between both of us and Vet's recommendations, we hope to care for her and bring her back to health. Would you all please pray for our little puppy? She needs a lot of support in every way.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:18 PM   #30
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Aww, Dina, of course you're going to get my prayers!! Poor little girl! She will get better, how can she not, with so much love aimed at her!!
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