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    By me not intervening, Nigredo is learning that it is okay to correct Malone. And Malone is learning to calm down a tad when playing. Mounting another dogs head or biting their tail etc is not okay.

    Nigredo is still very patient but he doesn't allow everything. He won't hurt Malone and this is good for both of them.
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    Fecal tests back... Positive for coccidia again AND hookworm (which he did not test positive for at first). I am trying to clean the poop up and be as sanitary as possible but I guess he reinfected himself. His poops have looked totally normal but he is sorta thin still, so maybe that's why. Gotta get more meds for him. Beginning to get expensive to be frank...
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    Poor little fella. Let's hope after this round of meds, he's fit and healthy. Keep an eye on Nigredo too because the last thing you need if for any of these little devils to pass to him
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    Despite all this stuff, Malone has remained in great spirits the entire time. And boy does he have an appetite. I am beginning to think the vet is just trying to do stuff now. She gave him a vaccine saying he needed one every 3 weeks until he was 16 weeks. I have never vaccinated that much and I went to read up and I didn't see that protocol anywhere.

    I can treat him for the worms at home (assuming he has them because they didn't claim to find them the first time and I don't see how he could have picked them up here) and coccidia is not a big deal if the dog has no diarrhea... So this is the last batch of meds I will be getting from them for a while.

    He's due on the 30th for another vaccine, and I think I will wait for that, as well. Puppy classes will have to wait. He has demodex so shouldn't be around other puppies and honestly vet bills are getting high and so costs are adding up.
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    He's got sit down quite well... He's beginning to learn stay... Not there yet. We are also working on his greed. He is learning to let go of food I am holding. Doing well. Going to work on dropping items I am not holding next. His greed is a big issue.

    The food aggression over the bowl is much better. Hopefully I can get a video of that tonight at dinner time. Gotta crack open another can.
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    His Pure Balance Salmon dry food ran out. He seems to enjoy fish based foods way more than the meat based ones. He also tries to steal cat food for this reason. So I decided to try this overpriced food. It gets good reviews. I do not care about grain free, it's just that most fish based food is grain free anyway. Hopefully he likes it. If not - he's going to be one very hungry puppy!

    I still await his Embark results. Large breed puppies are often fed and exercised differently than small or medium sized breeds... I do not think he is a large breed puppy, but want to see his results so maybe I can gauge his final size and whatnot. IMG_20190713_154417.jpg
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    He is doing much better. Not perfect yet but no more horrible snarling and whatnot. He's a smart guy and learns fast. His coat looks terrible but he's okay.
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    Nigredo took a toy for some reason. He never usually cares about toys... And this is what happened... I almost died laughing.
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    Food guarding is common in pups that come from breeders who feed from one communal bowl or in pups where food is scarce. It's easy to put right (as you have seen with Malone) if caught early enough for remedial work to have a chance.

    It's great to see Malone and Nigredo interacting as they are now. Nigredo the teacher and he's doing a good job
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    The food guarding is WAY better. I knew I could kick it. Malone is a smart guy.

    Not sure how the puppies were kept before I got him... but due to his horrible heavy infestation of fleas, 3 types of worms, coccidia, and demodex... along with him being thin and stunted, clearly they weren't cared for well.

    The lady said they were kept on a back porch screened in, which is okay except they had no parasite prevention... So were heavily infested. She was not equipped to care for them, she tried.

    His vet bills and stuff have gotten ridiculously high from the jump... Which sucks as I am FAR from loaded. But I do love the little man and am trying my best.
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    So here is Malone today. He will easily let me remove even treats now without a fuss. Still snarled at Nigredo and Oreo though.

    I will be starting another job soon, recently left my other one as it was too stressful. Hopefully the hours aren't weird. I hope I can do graveyard since that is when Malone is mostly asleep anyway.

    He is doing just fine. His hair looks better. He's due for another vaccine but honestly I think my vet put them too close together so I will wait. He's had 3 already and honestly I think that's enough, but the mange spells a weakened immune system so I am not taking chances with him. Fortunately I have Nigredo here to help him socialize a tad since he will be late on any other socialization because he's still dealing with parasites and demodex and crap.

    He's still quite thin, you can see his ribs and a little of his hip bones and feel most of his bones easily... But he is growing in stature really fast... He's such a little mutt. Really want his Embark DNA results back.
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    He's a little sweetheart. Hopefully, when all the parasites are gone, he'll put on a bit of weight and really blossom
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    I actually got an extra dose of medicine - it was only $7. Coccidia in a dog without diarrhea is considered an insignificant finding but since he's a puppy, we want to at least keep the populations of them low.

    Because of past experience, I know that coccidia gives him violent liquid diarrhea, so if he doesn't have diarrhea... His populations of the parasite can't be that high.

    He's gotten two more wormers since they said he had hookworms and some parasite prevention (Afoxolaner, Ivermectin).

    He seems like he's fine. Playful as can be, RIDICULOUS appetite, normal poops, etc. He's never vomited even once since I got him, even when he over eats. I hope his hair grows back in and he can begin to fill out. He is gaining weight just fine, it just seems to be going to his limbs etc. He's still a little skinny minny.

    I'm going to wait on classes. I want to save the money in case he needs more vet care, and he needs to be totally over the demodex before he can join any classes. I think I will wait until September.

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