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Thumbs up Getting Alittle Better

Well its only been few days since we got Tyson in, hes doing alittle better now, been up and moving around alot more today, played with Luna few times slowly though and is eatting, drinking and pooing much much better.. Hes starting to get alittle meat on him now but its gona take few more weeks befour we really notice a diffrence.. The antibiotics are working, no more fever and also no more runniy nose.. Been putting bitter apple around his sores so he dont lick um and they heal.. He seems to be not so wobbly anymore but still has hard time getting up and down the stairs.. Heres few pics...
Here you can see the curve in his legs due to lack of vitamins/minerals...

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:cool: Hes getting much more hydrated now his skin no longer stuck to his bones... Here his legs turn outward, you can see the sunken part just befour the leg joins the body, still no meat muscle build up thats gona take awhile..

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Here you can see his tummy is starting to finaly drop back down and not so tucked up from starving.. Also you can still see some sunkeness on the rear yet.. that will take about a week to fill in....

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:cool: Here hes standing with elbows turned out and legs wide apart due to lack of muscle and vitamins..

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:bfly: And Luna and Tyson sharing a moment...

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ooh poor Tyson! I'm glad to know that he's in good hands now.


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Aww what a cute picture of a little pooch kissy!


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Skinny little doggie frame...

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:bfly: EEEEEEE Gads ghostly eyes bud... LOL!!! Well you can kinda see the roach back he has, lack of vitamins/minerals..

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Aww! He is so beautiful! I love Boxers, and I love your little Boston too. Great job taking care of your baby!


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I missed the whole story on Tyson but it sounds like he is lucky to have you.

I have a quick question about the first picture, showing his legs. Is that only temporary until he gains weight or is that something that will stay for the rest of his life? The reason I ask is because when we got our kitten Max, we suspected that he had been neglected by his mom. He was really skinny and sickly and probably wouldn't have made it much longer. Anyway, his legs are bowed in the exact same way. We thought that maybe it was a birth defect...they don't bother him, it just seems that he doesn't bend them when he walks. Now I am thinking that it may be from the malnourishment during his first few weeks.

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Glad to hear he's on the road to recovery...keep up the good work!

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I agree with Jodi, keep up the good work!
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Hi Candycane, no prob at all asking.. As for the way the bones are curved its due to lack of vitamins/minerals and also lack of protien and fat in the dog food.. Plus due to the fact that hes getting old.. The reason Tysons legs are like that is he was starved and or not fed hardly at all with a very poor brand of dog food, plus the worms have done alot of damage, border line anemic.. He will get alittle better once he starts putting on some weight and muscle mass and the vitmain/minerals kick in but his bones are more than likely set that way now.. He must have been neglected for some time..Baby animals suffer from rickets if they dont recive enough in there food intake and also if illness and lack of vitamins/minerals in the diet.. You can give your cat a dily vitmain to help suport the system and the bones.. But to much vitamins/minerals can be just as bad and have side effects similar to the rickets.. Tyson will be able to use his legs better but the bone is deffinetly set that way now...

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My cat is doing well now and actually has grown into a big cat. But his legs are still the same...that's why I wonder whether it was malnourishment or a defect. When he walks, his legs make little semicircles to step forward instead of bending his paw and then stepping forward in a straight line.

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