When we brought our dear sheltie home, he came down with pneumonia. His first month with us was of visits to the vet, chicken broth with powdered kibbles and 24/7 intensive care. http://latteandcookie.blogspot.com/
Fortunately, my wife and i were taking a break from work and could look after the little pup around the clock. It was tiring but rewarding when he recovered and got all puppy-bouncy. That was when we decided to start baking all-natural treats for him - to keep our dog springy for years to come.