Getting my puppy to gain weight - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 80
Getting my puppy to gain weight

I have a 4 month old GSD Tide that is not gaining weight!He is 42lbs at his 4 month vet appointment and that is underweight they said. He eats three times a day and gets cottage cheese in his food for calcium. I am wondering what I can do to get him to gain weight! The breeder and the vet have said he is under weight and we feed him but it isn't showing on him at alll. What can I do to get him to gain weight?
Tide vom Nobles is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:17 AM
Master Member
 
GSDlover143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tide vom Nobles View Post
I have a 4 month old GSD Tide that is not gaining weight!He is 42lbs at his 4 month vet appointment and that is underweight they said. He eats three times a day and gets cottage cheese in his food for calcium. I am wondering what I can do to get him to gain weight! The breeder and the vet have said he is under weight and we feed him but it isn't showing on him at alll. What can I do to get him to gain weight?
Actually isn't 42 pounds normal for a 4 month old????

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
GSDlover143 is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:19 AM
Master Member
 
GSDlover143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tide vom Nobles View Post
I have a 4 month old GSD Tide that is not gaining weight!He is 42lbs at his 4 month vet appointment and that is underweight they said. He eats three times a day and gets cottage cheese in his food for calcium. I am wondering what I can do to get him to gain weight! The breeder and the vet have said he is under weight and we feed him but it isn't showing on him at alll. What can I do to get him to gain weight?
Never force a dog to gain weight. Its not good to pack on pounds fast cause it can cause problems later. If he isn't bones and you can't see or feel ribs protruding out then he's fine.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
GSDlover143 is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSDlover143 View Post
Never force a dog to gain weight. Its not good to pack on pounds fast cause it can cause problems later. If he isn't bones and you can't see or feel ribs protruding out then he's fine.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
I can though.I just wanted to make sure I am not doing something wrong with him because my other GSD eats fine. His spine you can feel the individual bones and he vet said to up his food, but he isn't eating it.
Tide vom Nobles is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:22 AM
Master Member
 
GSDlover143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tide vom Nobles View Post
I have a 4 month old GSD Tide that is not gaining weight!He is 42lbs at his 4 month vet appointment and that is underweight they said. He eats three times a day and gets cottage cheese in his food for calcium. I am wondering what I can do to get him to gain weight! The breeder and the vet have said he is under weight and we feed him but it isn't showing on him at alll. What can I do to get him to gain weight?

Your vet must think GSDs are supposed to be monsters and he is wrong. Post some pics please?
Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1386429672425.jpg
Views:	511
Size:	67.0 KB
ID:	144961  
GSDlover143 is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSDlover143 View Post
Actually isn't 42 pounds normal for a 4 month old????

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
The breeder and the vet said he should be more like 46 or so but the fact we can feel the indiviual bones on his spine is what concerns them. I know I have to teach a puppy to eat instead of getting distracted.
Tide vom Nobles is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:24 AM
Master Member
 
GSDlover143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tide vom Nobles View Post
I can though.I just wanted to make sure I am not doing something wrong with him because my other GSD eats fine. His spine you can feel the individual bones and he vet said to up his food, but he isn't eating it.
If he isn't hungry I wouldn't force it. Is he dewormed? Could be the cause of it.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
GSDlover143 is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSDlover143 View Post
If he isn't hungry I wouldn't force it. Is he dewormed? Could be the cause of it.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
He is dewormed.
Tide vom Nobles is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:27 AM
Master Member
 
GSDlover143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tide vom Nobles View Post
He is dewormed.
Honestly I'd get a second opinion. And without pictures it's really hard to say. But if you want to have him pack on pounds just be careful. But you can't force a dog to eat.

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
GSDlover143 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 80
This is Tide and I will make sure to get a second opinion too
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	348
Size:	40.6 KB
ID:	144969  
Tide vom Nobles is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome