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    I fed my 3 foster pups this morning and their tummies looked like big hard balloons, which I thought is probably normal for young pups when they eat fast and maybe too much. Thing is it's now 6:30pm and their tummies are still big a bloated and they seem hungry, I gave them a small amount of chicken and rice about 3:30pm.

    Is the bloated tummy normal? Could it be because they were malnourished or something? They were wormed a week ago by a vet (if that's relevant)

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    The first question I would have asked was when they were wormed last, so thanks for putting that info in first up.

    Puppies do have roly-poly tummies, but what you are describing osunds a bit more, hard to say.

    Are they otherwise as active as usual? Do they appear restless? Do they seem to be in any pain or discomfort? If you were to push LIGHTLY on their distended abdoemens, do they appear to then show any discomfort?

    Too much food too fast can be a killer Mollinator. Literally.
    Aren't these the three puppies that you said in naother thread are somewhere possibly between 5-7 weeks? try giving them lots of much smaller meals for a while, see how that goes.
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    Worming is relevent

    Anyway, I wouldn't be worried. If they're still bloated in the morning, you can call your vet and have a free talk over the phone if you're still unsure.
    But personally, I wouldn't be stressing too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    The first question I would have asked was when they were wormed last, so thanks for putting that info in first up.

    Puppies do have roly-poly tummies, but what you are describing osunds a bit more, hard to say.

    Are they otherwise as active as usual? Do they appear restless? Do they seem to be in any pain or discomfort? If you were to push LIGHTLY on their distended abdoemens, do they appear to then show any discomfort?

    Too much food too fast can be a killer Mollinator. Literally.
    Aren't these the three puppies that you said in naother thread are somewhere possibly between 5-7 weeks? try giving them lots of much smaller meals for a while, see how that goes.
    I'm not actually sure how active they normally are because they only arrived with me last night and pretty much slept and had little wrestles with each other. I was throwing a ball for them a little while ago and they chase it and seem happy. I wouldn't say they're restless because they're laying in their bed most of the time. I did press lightly on their stomachs earlier and they didn't seem to care. I was just starting to get worried cause they look like they're gonna pop. Would you recommend I feed them later tonight or leave it until the morning?
    Last edited by Mollinator; 06-12-2010 at 08:14 PM. Reason: I meant to say also that yes they are the 5-7 week pups

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    What were their tummies like when they arrived last night? Weere they distended as much as they are now? Do they appear hungry? If so, just give them a small feed, that's what I be doing if they appear hungry and there doesn't seem to be any other signs of a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    What were their tummies like when they arrived last night? Weere they distended as much as they are now? Do they appear hungry? If so, just give them a small feed, that's what I be doing if they appear hungry and there doesn't seem to be any other signs of a problem.
    One of them which seems to be the Alpha so to speak as he's a little bigger looked a bit fat when they arrived but the other two definitely didn't. I gave them 1 cup each of biscuits softened in water this morning which is what I was giving my previous 7 week old pups, perhaps if they are a bit younger it was too much. They were hanging around their bowl when I went out there and jumping and crying at me like they do when they're hungry. I'll just give them a little bit more chicken and rice later on tonight then. Thanks for your help

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    No probs. Sounds like they are hungry and doing AOK then, so like Myf said I wouldn't be too concerned, but maybe just cut the meals a bit smaller and throw another one in there for a week or two.

    Just saw the photos of them in another thread. Cute!
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    They are about 7 weeks old from memory right? I probably wouldn't be feeding a cup each all at once. Break it up into smaller meals. At that age I would be feeding 3-4 times a day.
    Some pups will just eat until they explode so don't judge them still being hungry as not having enough food

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    They are about 7 weeks old from memory right? I probably wouldn't be feeding a cup each all at once. Break it up into smaller meals. At that age I would be feeding 3-4 times a day.
    Some pups will just eat until they explode so don't judge them still being hungry as not having enough food
    Soooo true!!! I did it a couple of months ago with a packet of freddo frogs. Not nice outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Soooo true!!! I did it a couple of months ago with a packet of freddo frogs. Not nice outcome.
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