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Feeding a recovering dog

Grammy59
October 9th, 2010, 12:33 AM
Hi! Our dog, Coco, is recovering from, something, not sure what. She began with a fever and congestion which progressed to vomiting. We DID take her to the vet, who tested her for heart worms and parasites (all negative) and prescribed antibiotics (taken). Vet had no clue as to what caused her illness. We could not afford the extensive testing, which was not guarenteed to give us an answer. She is currently recovering, drinking on her own and eating rice as we ease her slowly back on solid food.
She seems to me to be very thin, weighs about 45 lbs. She was a stray, not sure of her exact age or breed. My husband thinks she & her brother are a border collie mix, around 2 yrs old now. Any suggestions/advice on getting her back to her normal weight? Also on building up her immunities and overall good health.
Thank you!