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Old 11-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes, when I replied, I was the only one for a while, replying so my reply was meant to Kaiser as a reply to her "what else could I try", and I said "Yogurt?"

LOL We use yogurt A LOT on dogs, I try to get the full fat kind, Mountain High makes it, but not sure if you can buy Mountain High where you are? We get it at Winco here, and Fred Meyer.

If not Mountain High, look for something NOT non-fat, or even 2%. I like 4% or that does not specify non-fat/low-fat.

You could also give him an egg a few times a week. Cottage Cheese is good for dogs, again, get full-fat (4% or that doesn't specify low/non fat).
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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what is the reason for higher fat percentages?
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Yes, when I replied, I was the only one for a while, replying so my reply was meant to Kaiser as a reply to her "what else could I try", and I said "Yogurt?"

LOL We use yogurt A LOT on dogs, I try to get the full fat kind, Mountain High makes it, but not sure if you can buy Mountain High where you are? We get it at Winco here, and Fred Meyer.

If not Mountain High, look for something NOT non-fat, or even 2%. I like 4% or that does not specify non-fat/low-fat.

You could also give him an egg a few times a week. Cottage Cheese is good for dogs, again, get full-fat (4% or that doesn't specify low/non fat).
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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what is the reason for higher fat percentages?
Well he's underweight, so could use the fat.
And we're usually feeding it to puppies or underweight or nursing moms who need the extra fat.
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I would try a good probiotic/prebiotic/enzyme supplement.
He seems like he's probably a bit thin but I agree with what was said about muscle tone. If you don't know how to feel for muscle tone you could ask your vet.

Honestly I'd rather see a young dog a little on the thin side than overweight. as long as they are otherwise healthy.
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A little thin is good...feeling all vertebrae, hips and ribs is more than a little thin...
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I would try a good probiotic/prebiotic/enzyme supplement.
He seems like he's probably a bit thin but I agree with what was said about muscle tone. If you don't know how to feel for muscle tone you could ask your vet.

Honestly I'd rather see a young dog a little on the thin side than overweight. as long as they are otherwise healthy.
Recommendations for the supplement?

And I figured the fat was for weight gain but I wanted to make sure

Have I done any long term damage? I still can't believe ive done this he's always even active so I never thought aanything was wrong. Sigh
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Don't stress. I doubt it's that urgent. A dog can live quite nicely on too little food...another thought is, he seemed a big pudgy in the past, and when dogs "shoot up", they often redistribute their weight.
It's like kids - they will grow taller, then kind of stop growing taller...get pudgy and shoot up again.
It's like the body has to have a certain amt. of weight on there before a growth spurt.

It could have happened that your puppy was chunky and had a growth spurt so now needs to "catch up" again, body weight-wise.
I see this in rescue where puppies aren't free fed, but given a set amount 2x a day, and will be slightly chunky and then boom, within a few days are lean/lanky.

Just try to get the amt. you're feeding up, change foods if necessary, and add the yogurt and cottage cheese (alternate them).
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