I'm trying to kick start a Rescue Group I hope you may want to help.

The aim is to bring together all the kind people that have rescued dogs from the pounds or even (gulp) death row. We aim to talk about our dogs give tips and tricks even help other dogs find good homes.
Encouraged is good ownership and well being of our loved dogs.

http://groups.msn.com/Therescuekennell
We got a dog from the rescue on Saturday that had been tied up all winter with not very much to eat. Her name is MS Magoo and has the frame of a Lab but only weighs 20 pounds!! She has been eating three times a day but walks around in circles in the yard and the house wandering from room to room with seemingly no purpose. She is slow to react to much of anything. Her posture is with head held low to the ground like a hunting dog on a trail but she is like that all the time.

We were wondering if the severe starvation could have scrambled her brain. Is there a point of no return in a starving animal? The rescue that had her had been feeding her for 5 weeks . Should she have gained a lot of weight in that time ? We will continue to care for her no matter what, it just seems odd that she does not react to the other dogs or the cats or even when we call her or talk to her.
be patient...she is not going to overcome her previous horrors in a jiffy. if she is eating with gusto, that would seem to me to be a good sign. I would try to smother her w/ love, mostly verbal, if she does not like to be touched too much...I think she might perk up with a longer history of food and affection...
be patient...she is not going to overcome her previous horrors in a jiffy. if she is eating with gusto, that ... not like to be touched too much...I think she might perk up with a longer history of food and affection...

We have a dog who has always had a lot of issues and she really loves it when we talk or sing softly in her presence, using her name.
I found my special gravy preparations did very good at keeping my doggy fatter. Have yo uconsidered making your doggy some gravy i can give you the recipes (but not the talent!!! ha ha!!)

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Increase the carbohydrates in her diet. More carbs will help to build body. Also, crush a children's vitamin into her bowl once a week, mix it up with an egg and this will add value to her body. Of course with old strange abused dogs,, be very careful, they could have a hidden agenda and turn on you or a baby unexpectedly. Be careful with it, watch for signs of unusual behavior and sometimes dogs are just not recoverable from certain situations.
raw eggs may contain e coli , and children's vitamins will give a dog diarrhea, you better go back and do a bit more learning ,Tuuk What I would suggest is bulking up with yogurt, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, a high quality adult dog food with a higher fat content. such as Nutro or Royal Canin.a good dog food usually has enough vitamins, but there are available for dogs in most pet stores or from your Vet.