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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Question calorie supplements?

Does anyone know of food that can supplement extra calories? She eats 5 cups a day (Acana pork and squash + royal canin gsd) and it just maintains her weight but doesn't add.

She always looked a little bit thin, hard maintaining weight, and quickly loses weight if she doesn't get 5 full cups a day. She did have roundworms at one point for who knows how long, but even now that they're gone, her weight hasn't improved significantly or anything.

My puppy has a sensitive digestive system, so hoping to find something easy on the tummy.

Pride's 7.5 months old and about 55 lbs right now.

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Feed her more! My puppy needed much more food between the ages of 6 and 9 months, after 9 months she slacked off on growing so I cut back again. But during that phase she ate nearly double the recommended amount, and still wanted more!
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no empty calories !

royal canin mixed with a qualtiy kibble?

quote "My puppy has a sensitive digestive system, so hoping to find something easy on the tummy."

add something with a digestive enzyme , add a probiotic , add a source of essential fatty acids.

a female pup 7.5 months at 55 pounds isn't bad , considering that the adult female in good condition
is about 60 to 70 pounds.

don't rush weght --- take care of the digestive system so that nutrients are absorbed

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I like feeding whole hardboiled eggs (I feed shell and all, if there's a concern about excess calcium in a puppy you can peel it) as intermittent snacks.

Especially for my younger girl, who apparently has the metabolism of a hummingbird.

Each egg is ~80cals, good protein, does not contribute to chronic low-level dehydration, cost effective, easy.
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deeply nourishing home made bone broth -- jiggly style which you can keep in the fridge

add to kibble

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Has she had a recent fecal test? Some worms are microscopic and never appear in poop, and they can rob dogs of nutrition. The fact that she had rounds before would make me want to rule out the chance of worms before anything else.
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Has she had a recent fecal test? Some worms are microscopic and never appear in poop, and they can rob dogs of nutrition. The fact that she had rounds before would make me want to rule out the chance of worms before anything else.
Yeah, the fecal was done just about 1.5 month ago, and her worms were just cleared 2 weeks ago. Nothing else came up in the fecal except roundworms (I did the fecal because she was having chronic diarrhea, which is now over). She took doses of strongid, so it should have cleared any worms present in her system!

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