|Barked: Thu Oct 9, '08 10:34am PST |
|Hi Charli's mom
Everyone's advice has been really great. I just wanted to let you know, I felt the SAME way as you did in the beggining (minus being pregnant!). We got Abbey at 10 weeks, she's 8 months now. Up until about a month or two ago, we lived at the vet. Everytime we'd come in, they'd be like "You're back?!?!?". She had everything from kennel cough (pet store puppy ), giardia, mange, chronic diarrhea, non-stop drooling for 3 days, and a couple behavioral issues along the way. And I'm probably forgetting some! Just realize, it gets better!! Knock on wood, we haven't been at the vet in a few months!! We just graduated puppy class, and have learned how to deal with most behavioral issues so far. Like everyone said, the pay off is worth it. Abbey is our 1st bully, so we've been learning a lot along the way. Thats what is so awesome about Bodacious Bullmastiffs....I'd be lost without them!!
In regards to the food - Abbey came to us on Science Diet, and 5 foods later, we finally have her thrieving on Eagle Pack Hollistic Large Breed Puppy. She's always had a senstivive tummy, and this food finally calmed it down. As soon as she's old enough, probably a year old, we'll switch her to grain-free. I have a feeling she will do amazing on it. Also, we quit giving her rawhide and now only let her chew on bully-sticks. She loves them, and her stomach can handle them, and they're completely digestable (unlike rawhide).
Good luck with your baby. Anytime you're about to pull your hair out, come talk to all of us. There is always someone out there who has been through it. And thats what everyone here is for...help, advice, support & fun!
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