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Hi all,

My family is saying that I should give our 6 month old black sable more food because he looks so slim. The only thing is - I know that he would get diarrhea. He's hitting close to 50 Lbs at the moment.

Currently we're giving him Wellness Core.

Any feedback would be appriciated.




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Sorry , I forgot to state that I feed him accordingly to what the package is saying.


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You want to keep him lean so as not to stress his joints. That being said, can you post a side view picture of him and an aerial view picture of him? That would help better help you.

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6 months old, 50 lbs and slim. i'm thinking your dog is
in good shape. a lot of people think a dog should be bigger.
being slim is telling me your dog is fit.
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I always go by what the dog needs, Delgado eats between 3.5-4 cups depending on what he looks like at the moment. If he starts looking too skinny I go to 4 cups, if he starts looking a little pudgy, I cut him back to 3.5 cups.

You should be able to feel but not see ribs and there should be a nice tuck of the belly behind the rib cage.

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Shade - I think that not every type of kibble is the same - some have more fillers and so will need more quantity.

From my understanding and please correct me if I'm wrong, when a dog is normally healthy and will have diarrhea it most likely comes from over feeding.


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Roxy (4 months) acts like she's starving when she finishes a cup of food 2 times a day with 1/4 of a cup thrown in at lunch time. If I up that amount..she's got the runs. So basically she gets 2 1/4 cups of BB Large Breed Puppy and treats during the day. She was 35 lbs last week at the vet.
I feel bad because especially after breakfast she gives me the look like..wth dude let's have more food. but i KNOW if I give her more..we're going to have a messy poo.
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Lyssa62 - oh BB is pretty rich!


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