feeding a 3 month Golden Retriever puppy
i have a 3 month old golden retriever,when we got her at eight weeks old she was very sick and had diarrhea.
We changed her food because she would not eat.
Now she is ok and is always hungry and looking for food. we have wormed her, so do i feed her more i am giving her 3 meals a day?
Also she never poos indoors always asked to go out, but she will go out to do a poo then come back in a pee on the puppy pads, what should i do?
Puppies vary in how much they want to eat, some are 'chow hounds' others are just picky eaters. As your puppy was sick at first, she may just be making up for lost time.
You say you've wormed her, but I'm not sure if you did this with over-the-counter products or if your veterinarian did it for you. Using over the counter wormers are generally not very effective. You also need to know exactly what kind of worms your puppy has in order to use the correct medications.
Some worms are not visible to the naked eye, or seen in stools, so a vet needs to do a fecal test and then administer the correct dewormer for it to be effective. If he's not done this she may still have worms which are causing her to be extra hungry. These can cause problems if not treated properly.
As for her potty habits. She's actually doing pretty well to be asking to go outdoors to poop, but obviously hasn't quite grasped the concept that she needs to pee there too. I would suggest not using pee pads, but trying crate training instead. It eliminates the majority of the opportunities for accidents indoors, and as your pup already has a basic understanding of housebreaking and reasonable bladder/bowel control it should be quite quick and straightforward.
As new puppy parents, you may find my New Puppy Care page helpful. Best of luck with her.
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