Ginger Snap is doing great! She has been an awesome mama and her job will soon be done. Her puppies are 9 weeks old and will be going to their forever homes soon.
Ginger was having trouble gaining weight and her left leg did not look normal, so I took her to the vet for a checkup. It was decided that she needed to stop nursing the puppies. Her body was working so hard to produce milk that she was not getting any nutrition.
She was down to 37 pounds. I started her on a higher-calorie diet and stopped the nursing, and she has started to gain weight. She is back up to 42 pounds and is looking much better. I would like to see her gain a few more pounds.
We did an X-ray of her leg, and the vet said that it was broken at some point and she never received care to fix it. It has a permanent curve to it. She doesn't have any pain with it so we will leave it alone.
Ginger is going in for her spay surgery this week. She is ready to look for her forever family.