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Old 11-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I give all of my Maltese NuVet vitamins. It has extra calcium and is formulated to strengthen the immune system. Dewey is perfect with his weight..I think your vet must not see many Maltese that are within the standard. My vet says my girls are small, too...Eva is a year old, but I'm not sure she is up to 5 pounds...she might be. When I had her spayed at 8 months, she was 4.5...she is not skinny at all..she's always been kind of chunky..no worries about little Dewey.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #32 (permalink)
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He was thinking the calcium was low because some of the second teeth haven't begun to come in yet, with baby teeth still there. I had blood work done, and everything was normal. After talking to Dewey's breeder, and her telling me some of her lose teeth between 5 and 9 months, I'm not worried. I made a mistake, about Dewey's weight, he weighs 4.8 not 5 pounds. He weighs exactly what Laurel weighed when she was spayed at 6 months. She weighs 6pounds now. He is back to his old self this morning, wild!!!!!!He ate like a little pig this morning!

Good! If his phospherous level is WNL's, no need to change food or add a calcium supplement. That could actually be a dangerous thing to do...adding a calcium supplement. It would actually throw his phospherous level down to an unsafe low level. I learned this the hard way about 5 years ago when I added a multi-vitamin every other day to their food that had some calcium in it. It wasn't much but it was enough that it did bring their phospherous level to below normal.
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How is Dewey doing today?


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Oops, just saw your other post. Glad to hear he's back to his normal self.


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Old 11-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Good! If his phospherous level is WNL's, no need to change food or add a calcium supplement. That could actually be a dangerous thing to do...adding a calcium supplement. It would actually throw his phospherous level down to an unsafe low level. I learned this the hard way about 5 years ago when I added a multi-vitamin every other day to their food that had some calcium in it. It wasn't much but it was enough that it did bring their phospherous level to below normal.
Thanks! It is in the normal range.
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Good! If his phospherous level is WNL's, no need to change food or add a calcium supplement. That could actually be a dangerous thing to do...adding a calcium supplement. It would actually throw his phospherous level down to an unsafe low level. I learned this the hard way about 5 years ago when I added a multi-vitamin every other day to their food that had some calcium in it. It wasn't much but it was enough that it did bring their phospherous level to below normal.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #37 (permalink)
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So glad the Dewster is back to his old self. He is such a sweetie.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I figured he would bounce back quickly. I'm so happy he did well. Sorry to Laurel, Violet, and Hardy that the little terror is back so quick.
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I give all of my Maltese NuVet vitamins. It has extra calcium and is formulated to strengthen the immune system. Dewey is perfect with his weight..I think your vet must not see many Maltese that are within the standard. My vet says my girls are small, too...Eva is a year old, but I'm not sure she is up to 5 pounds...she might be. When I had her spayed at 8 months, she was 4.5...she is not skinny at all..she's always been kind of chunky..no worries about little Dewey.
Dewey weighs 4.8, the vet tech said around 5 pounds, but I looked at his paper work and it!'s 4.8. No I don't think they do see a lot of Maltese. I've taken 5 to these vets, but they were all bigger malts.
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Happy to hear Dewey is good after his tonsillectomy.


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