My husband and I got a Mastiff – American Bulldog mix when she was 10 weeks old. Less than two days after we brought her home, she was diagnosed with parvo. She spent a week and a half in the hospital with parvo, kennel cough and dehydration/malnutrition. She was on medication for 3 weeks after.
She came home at 12 weeks old weighing 12 pounds. It has been a long road getting her to eat. When we first came home she wanted nothing to do with wet food or treats. She would eat about 1-2 cups a day of kibble if we enticed her to eat (we had to turn it into a game to get her to eat… or add chicken broth). Plus I know the kibble was - and still is - causing her to be gassy and bloated. Her poops have gotten smaller, and have been "soft serve" lately.
She is currently 16 weeks old, eating around 4 cups of dry food per day, 17.5 inches tall at the shoulder and only 20 pounds. We were given muliple estimates on her adult weight... anywhere from 70-120 pounds, but that was pre-parvo. I know parvo can cause havoc for 6+ weeks after…and can halt her growth... Part I hate... you can see her ribs and spine quite well and she has been around 20 pounds for well over a week now.
We would like to switch her to a raw diet, but am not sure how much to feed her at the beginning. I read he getting started guide with the 10% and then 2-3% suggestions, but I would assume that would be for a healthy puppy.... Any advise for a post-parvo puppy that needs a few pounds would be great!!