Difference between too skinny or just thin? - Page 3 - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
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).
msvette2u is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
Elite Member
 
Kaiser2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Outer Banks, NC
Posts: 1,236
what is the reason for higher fat percentages?

Kaiser ~ Jan 25, 2012 (GSD)
Dakota ~ Oct 2005 (GSD/Collie)
Mya ~ Dec 2013 (GSD)
JOIN MYA AS A SDiT...We would love your support!...at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kaiser2012 is offline  
post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:52 PM
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 12,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by msvette2u View Post
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).
whewww I was scared for a minute there

Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
llombardo is offline  
post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 10:55 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaiser2012 View Post
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.
msvette2u is offline  
post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Crowned Member
 
Chicagocanine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,503
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.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jubal/Tesla (Beauceron) 3/14/14
Bianca HIC CGC TT (GSD) 4/24/04-10/23/12
Chicagocanine is offline  
post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:22 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
A little thin is good...feeling all vertebrae, hips and ribs is more than a little thin...
msvette2u is offline  
post #27 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
Elite Member
 
Kaiser2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Outer Banks, NC
Posts: 1,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagocanine View Post
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

Kaiser ~ Jan 25, 2012 (GSD)
Dakota ~ Oct 2005 (GSD/Collie)
Mya ~ Dec 2013 (GSD)
JOIN MYA AS A SDiT...We would love your support!...at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kaiser2012 is offline  
post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
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).
msvette2u 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