- Sep 6, 2005
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- Bandera, Texas
That's exactly what he reminds me of...the poor starving children with the huge bellies. A couple of people have mentioned about the Panacur, but I'm not familiar with that. I've noticed today that he's walking around with his head in the air waiting for leaves to fall from the trees, he loves the leaves. I have hay out for him constantly (coastal/alfalfa mix), plus all the grass (and leaves) he wants. We are going to the vet this afternoon, and she told me to bring some pooDimimore said:How wonderful! The first mini is so exciting. If you can get Omelene you should be able to get Equine Junior or Strategy by Purina. I love those. It sounds like he is just underfed. Minis tend to be pudgy but think of the starving children you see in pics with their tummys distended. Many have intestinal parasites and aren't eating enough. Take a stool sample to your vet and worm accordingly. You could use the 5 day panacur or go every two weeks with alternating wormers for a while. He should get what ever he'll clean up in a reasonable amount of time. I feed 3 cups to my little girl who is only 3 mos. She is not huge tummyed. You can see pics at my site. She gets 2 cups of Equine Adult as she was sensitive to the alflafa in the Equine Junior and 1 cup of strategy. The Junior/Strategy and such is a soft pelleted feed that is so easy to chew and digest. Give it a go and let him graze. A back yard is plenty for him. Offer a soft hay regularly also. They love Cheerios for treats. Good luck and do keep in touch. I'd be happy to post pics if you get them. Look at out main page under Breeders Connect and click on Texas. There are lots of wonderful folks there that would be happy to help you too. You may find that another will be a super thing. Sounds like your boy is bright and happy so I would think he is healthy as well. Have you have a vet do shots yet?
Also...when does that baby fuzz of a mane go away? It's started to lay down and smooth out, but GEEZ! Its out of control!