Our three little foster puppies are doing well and are obviously feeling much better than when they first arrived. They went to the vet the day after they flew in and were diagnosed with whipworms and coccidia. Neither of which was very surprising. So, a dose of wormer (to be repeated seven days later), some antibiotics and a flea and tick treatment got them headed in the right direction.
Initially, I was a bit concerned about Treasure who was, compared to Journey and Keeper, somewhat lethargic and not eating very well. As I had hoped would happen, after a couple of doses of the antibiotics, she has turned into a rambunctious and silly puppy with a great appetite.
In the above picture, she looks rather chubby but she is actually quite skinny, as they all are, weighing just over six pounds each. But not for long based on the way they are eating!
They are really enjoying the big dogs and it is so funny to watch them initiating play with dogs that are so much bigger.
|Keeper and Forest
Out in the yard, the most challenging thing is trying to keep an eye on all of them at the same time. Although we have a fully fenced yard, the puppies are so small that I was concerned about them finding a space big enough to get through. The puppies were having too much playing with each other and the pack to be interested in going far.
|Journey: "You can't see me!"
The only one who decided to lay in the dirt was Journey. I know that she is really a lovely white color under that dirt!
So, Hiker, what do you think of these little puppies?
That really does sum up her feelings. She's given them a few sniffs but doesn't really seem overly interested. Typical laid back Hiker who has seen quite a few fosters come and go.