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#5502642 - 12/27/14 02:37 PM I've got this old dog
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Actually this English Pointer is not old at all. About 5 yrs. But she is skinny as a rail, and eats like a horse. I keep all my dogs Ivomec'ed up, so worms should not be a problem, and see no signs of worms. She has plenty of energy, and seems happy as a lark. I always feed here more than the others, but it just seems to pass thru without sticking. What to do?

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#5502657 - 12/27/14 02:41 PM Re: I've got this old dog [Re: Pointer]
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Add some cooking oil to her food each day. It can be new or used. They prefer used.
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#5502805 - 12/27/14 04:04 PM Re: I've got this old dog [Re: Pointer]
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What are you feeding him?
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#5502830 - 12/27/14 04:19 PM Re: I've got this old dog [Re: Pointer]
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I had that issue with a pup a few years ago. Vet gave her some stuff to help with digesting her food and it worked wonders. In creased that bacteria in her stomach and intestines.
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#5503050 - 12/27/14 06:41 PM Re: I've got this old dog [Re: Pointer]
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Thanks for the ideas. I have some canola oil I fried fish in the other day, and have been pouring it over their food occasionally. I'll be more diligent about it with her. I will also mention it to my vet. Thanks.

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#5506962 - 12/29/14 05:43 PM Re: I've got this old dog [Re: Pointer]
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My best female is about that age and have had problems keeping weight on her since she was a pup. I've tried several things but always go back to two meals a day. In a week or two I can see her gain and when she is about right I go back to once a day. She will hold it for a while then back to the second meal.

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