Evan and his siblings are almost 7 weeks old. They are growing, playing, and doing fabulously in their foster home. Evan is the smallest of the boys, but these puppies are big guys. I hypothesize that because Erika has a small litter this time, she has big puppies. Mom is about 70 lbs, so I do not anticipate them to be huge Goldens and I think their growth will slow down as they mature.
The puppies are being weaned from their momma and are eating 3 meals of dry kibble with a tablespoon or so of wet food per day. They had a stool sample checked last week and were positive for Giardia, an intestinal parasite. They were treated with a 3-day course of dewormer and once completely weaned, will be treated with an antibiotic/antiparasitic and retested to make sure the parasite is gone.
Evan is a little spitfire. He and his sister Etta are always the first getting into the action. He is also sweet, cuddly, and loves his people. He is an active, playful puppy! He and one of the neighbor boys played and played together this afternoon. I know he is going to make some family very happy!