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#6785898 - 06/06/17 09:26 PM Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up.
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I have a rescue dog that I can not seem to put any weight on him, 2 yrs old, and trip to the vet for all shots and exam did not show any reason for lack of weight. He eats good and has plenty of exercise. Any thoughts or tips on what regiment might add some weight???
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#6785907 - 06/06/17 09:41 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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Feed twice a day. 2/3s of his old feeding morning and night.
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#6785917 - 06/06/17 10:07 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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I got a collie that has that problem. I've started buying some cheap hamburger meat and frying it up to put with her food a couple days a week, it seems to be working alright.
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#6785929 - 06/06/17 10:18 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: CRAnderson52]
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#6785976 - 06/06/17 11:14 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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I am feeding him morning & evening and snacks in between feedings. I have been feeding eggs, raw and cooked. Changing water several times daily. I load his food with roast and pork and chicken and heating it to make sure he consumes that "extra" portion...

I keep thinking in the next morning I will go outside and he will be a rolling chubby fellow. He does not beg for food, but his appetite is great. I appreciate the tips above, at least I think I have been on the right track.
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#6785986 - 06/07/17 12:02 AM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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When I got my current foster failure, he was scrawny as well. I was feeding him 2 solo cups of food twice a day, with an egg at each meal. My vet was amazed that he was eating that much but still only putting on a couple pounds per visit. He finally got up to his fighting weight, but he's still kind of small compared to what he could have been. Doc chalks it up to malnutrition as a pup. Given enough time and energy, I could build him to what he "should" be, but he's happy and healthy, so I don't worry about it.

Give it time. His body is likely still in the scrambling stage where it's not used to knowing where the next meal is coming from. He'll get there. I'd much rather have the problem of a skinny dog than a fat one.

And since we're talking about dogs, you have to have a pic.


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#6786138 - 06/07/17 08:38 AM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: Shotgun Willie]
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Originally Posted By: Shotgun Willie
When I got my current foster failure, he was scrawny as well. I was feeding him 2 solo cups of food twice a day, with an egg at each meal. My vet was amazed that he was eating that much but still only putting on a couple pounds per visit. He finally got up to his fighting weight, but he's still kind of small compared to what he could have been. Doc chalks it up to malnutrition as a pup. Given enough time and energy, I could build him to what he "should" be, but he's happy and healthy, so I don't worry about it.

Give it time. His body is likely still in the scrambling stage where it's not used to knowing where the next meal is coming from. He'll get there. I'd much rather have the problem of a skinny dog than a fat one.

And since we're talking about dogs, you have to have a pic.






That's incredible, good on ya sir.

To the OP, I also have tried raw goats milk with her food. It worked, but didn't last lost because have to go to one of those fancy pet stores to get it and it's pricey.
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#6786179 - 06/07/17 09:11 AM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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neighbor has goats, might ask him about milk but I have seen dogs develop intestinal problems with raw milk. Used to have some dairies in our area.
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#6786187 - 06/07/17 09:16 AM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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Google "Satin Ball". I've used satin balls to fatten dogs up before.

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#6786256 - 06/07/17 10:16 AM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: neal_david50]
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Originally Posted By: neal_david50
Google "Satin Ball". I've used satin balls to fatten dogs up before.


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#6786320 - 06/07/17 11:14 AM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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Go to Chewy.com and order Dyne High Energy feeding supplement. Works wonders.

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#6786401 - 06/07/17 12:33 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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twice a day feedings of quality high pro food and top it off with cottage cheese.

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#6786403 - 06/07/17 12:39 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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Add buttered bread.
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#6786537 - 06/07/17 03:04 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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I put wheat germ oil in our horses feed to fatten them up. Not sure if it works for dogs.
Also, I know that one of my dogs only stays fat on a certain brand of food. I can feed other nutritionally "equal" foods and he loses weight. Tried switching foods?

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#6786605 - 06/07/17 04:11 PM Re: Scrawny dog? Need to fatten him up. [Re: blackcoal]
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