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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there! Large breed puppy food question

I am wondering what you all are feeding for food. I know there are probably a ton of threads adressing this but my search feature keeps freezing up on me. I am looking for something high quality for a 8 month old underweight Male GS whom is currently eating fromms but the vet suggested I put him back on a LG Breed Pup food.

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Blue Buffalo LB puppy food
Orijen LB puppy food

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Orijen Large Breed Puppy, Wellness Large Breed Puppy, Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy, and Solid Gold Large Breed Puppy are the best foods you can buy for growing GSDs, imo. I fed Solid Gold with great results.

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I feed my girl Solid Gold Wolf Cub LBP. However, many of the members on here can give you better ways to gain weight than switching to puppy food.
Also, what is your pup's weight? Height? He may not be underweight. It is better to keep them slim than overweight. Can you post a pic?

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Thank you everyone. He isnt severely underweight but my vet said shed like to see him gain 10-12 lbs. He weighs 54lbs right now and he is 27.5 inches tall from his paw to his front shoulder. He was living on a farm with 20 other dogs and would run all day in blazing heat so whatever he ate was burned off through the exercise and he has worms right now which we are treating. Both which im sure didnt help. You can see his ribs and his hips

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I am sure once you get rid of the parasites he will begin putting the weight on....can you post some pics?

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Thank you everyone. He isnt severely underweight but my vet said shed like to see him gain 10-12 lbs. He weighs 54lbs right now and he is 27.5 inches tall from his paw to his front shoulder. He was living on a farm with 20 other dogs and would run all day in blazing heat so whatever he ate was burned off through the exercise and he has worms right now which we are treating. Both which im sure didnt help. You can see his ribs and his hips
Aww, poor baby. Make sure your vet follows up every couple of weeks with deworming him. That can definately be a cause for him being underweight. How are his poops?
Also, I know alot of people on here recommend satin balls to help gain weight.
https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...tin-balls.html
I hope this helps. And pics would be great. hint hint lol

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here are some pics. Ill try and get some good ones of his body but here he is jumpoing on the couch with my husband...eek!





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He is a stunner! Wow, just beautiful.

PS- does hubby know you posted this pic? lol

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