Need help with meal plan - fattening up a dog.
I am sorta stumped... a friend of mine has a female GSD, who just can't seem to keep weight on. She has been tested for everything under the sun and everything is coming back normal.
In the beginning they were told to feed improperly so the dog lost a lot of weight very quickly but has since gained a bit back, but still not at an ideal weight. You can see hip bones and ribs easily. They are starting to really worry about her, as am I.
We are looking for advice in how to manage a meal plan for her that will work at adding back the weight in a healthy way and one in which they can maintain her body weight.
The dog should be about 80lbs at a healthy active weight. She is very active and participates in a lot of different activities as well.
Anyone have any advice as to what they can do?
Her meal plan currently looks like this (per day):
1.6lbs RMB - Turkey neck, beef rib bones
1.6lbs MM - ground beef, pork heart, beef cubes, lamb fat, chicken livers
0.9lbs OM - beef liver, chicken livers, pork liver
1/4 cup - potatoes
A few sprinkles of green beans
1 Raw eggs
2 table spoons Cottage cheese (14%)
The dog is getting this in smaller increments throughout the day. No diarrhea, no vomiting.
They have tried satin balls, and they work for a short time but then once they stop feeding these and the weight is back, she looses it again.
They are looking for a meal plan they can stick with that will help maintain her weight.