November 15th 2011 12:24 am
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Ok...Angel is the 1st Pit Bull I've ever had. So I am learning as much as I can about her & the breed itself. Seems to be so many variations of the breed...I believe hers is Red pit with a little Blue pit in there.
When I first got her she was emaciated, had a potbelly look, & skin condition. Since getting her to the vet & getting started on medication and heartworm prevention, I have already noticed a big difference in her demeanor. She's more "adventurous" as in actually going into the yard rather than just wanting to look at it. She's also becoming more lean and losing that potbelly look. Her skin is showing minor improvement but hey, progress is progress! I am taking her to the vet again on Friday to find the results of her ringworm test and to also get started on Parvo prevention. That way the vet can make note of improvement that has been made & possibly figure out a diagnosis. She did say before that a lot of the issues should improve with simple TLC, and I can see she was right. I have been feeding Angel twice a day as recommended, giving her the medication that was sent home, potty training, teaching her to walk on a leash, and basic positive/negative reinforcement. Also teaching her to sit, stay, drop it (for toys) and to chew on things that are proper for her to chew on.
Yesterday she showed a lot of interest in playing and chewing on things...so I'm guessing that means she is getting used to being home & feeling a little better because she doesn't sleep as much either.
Anyway, I guess that's all for tonight.
Thanks for reading!
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Just a FYI - Angel should be fed 3x's a day for the first year and 1/2. She will change and grow so fast and needs all of the vitamins and nutrition she can take.
Keep her diary up so we can follow her progress.
Such a cutie! You're going to love the breed!