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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by customx4209 View Post
Greetings all,

We adopted our pup… Dr. Jack (the German) Shepherd when he was 8 weeks and he was diagnosed with flea anemia and subsequently required a blood transfusion and was quite underweight. Now he is healthy as ever at 4 months but only weights about 20 pounds and has pretty visible ribs. We get told that he is under weight every time he is at the vet and we have increased his food to 1 full cup of science diet, twice a day.

Another area of concern we have is his constant poop eating. We have tried the pineapple, and some vet recommended brands to put in his food but we still catch him chowing down on his poop.

Does anyone have any suggestions for these issues?
I know allot of vets recommend science diet (because they sell the prescription line in there clinics) but honestly it is over priced for the quality of food you are getting (aims is the same quality and half the price) I think you could go up in quality- that being said I feed solid gold wolf cub to my girl and she eats 3 cups a day, not to mention she is also being fed her kibble while we do obedience work several times a day. Maybe 2 cups just isn't enough? Though every dog will be different depending on activity level and age.

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