I was begining to worry about one of the puppies in my litter of lab pups. I didnt weigh them when they were born but at 2 weeks this pup was 1/2 the weight of the biggest pup. She has always been noticably smaller and I make an effort, when I can, to make sure she got a turn at the milk bar (12 in the litter so a bit of a acramble at feedind time The difference with some of the others was not so dramatic.
I wormed them at 2 weeks (hence the reason for weighing) and 2 days later the small pup has gained 100 grams. She weighed 660g previously so this represents a substanstial increase
My question is - even though the bitch was wormed every day from day 40 of pregnancy til 2 days post whelping could the pups still have a high worm burden?
She has always been lively and never showed any signs of being anything other than healthy. Her eyes opened a day or two after the others but in my limited experience this is normal.
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