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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 04:46 PM
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She's very pretty! Everything is still new to her. It'll take time for her to settle in and relax. She's lucky to have you. :-)
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High calorie kibble (raw if you're up for that), a tsp-tbs coconut oil a day, a couple eggs a week.
Nice looking dog, she'll be great!

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Pictures do not make her look underweight. What is the actual weight?
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Pictures do not make her look underweight. What is the actual weight?
She is 61.8 pounds. She sits at around 21 inches. Vet said for her size he'd like her to gain at least 10 pounds.
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Is the vet overweight?
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@wolfy dog, kind of what I was thinking!

Shadow is 23" and at 60lbs she would be FAT! I realize that all dogs are different but she looks fine, and what a face, so sweet.

Licking paws and panting COULD indicate pain or discomfort. Nausea will make some dogs lick at their legs. Call her vet if you are concerned. I hope she feels better soon.
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Whoa. That would put her at the same weight as my dog, and she has 5 inches of height on your girl. I think your vet is very misguided in the amount of weight needed in this case.

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She does look good and not under weight from what I can see beautiful girl! I would not make any major changes to her food yet but adding something may make her want to eat. Fromm is a great food with all different price ranges. There are a lot of great threads on here about a two week shutdown period for bringing new dogs home and helping them adjust.


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She is 61.8 pounds. She sits at around 21 inches. Vet said for her size he'd like her to gain at least 10 pounds.

She looks fine and is within the proper weight standards. Just get the dog into a comfortable routine and make sure she is eating and drinking water and getting acclimated to her new home. No need for quick weight gains. I would avoid the high calorie foods that were posted below if this was my dog now that we know the weight and have seen some pictures. Good luck she will be fine once she gets comfortable and her weight will be fine. Dog was stressed I am sure.

https://www.germanshepherddog.com/ab...eed-standards/

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Hey guys! Thank you for all the responses and the advice!

I think my pictures were a little misleading especially the one on the couch haha.

Here’s a shot of her from above. While I definitely didn’t trust that vet for a few other reasons I know she needs to gain at least a few pounds because she is ALL bone. Her spine protrudes out completely and she has a very petite hourglass figure.

Right now I have her eating about 4 times a day (she gets hungry in bursts throughout the day, but like everyone has said slow and steady!) of Blue dry and wet food. In total for the day she eats 4 cups of dry food and a whole can of wet food. She’s been pretty constipated since she came home and hasn’t pooped much but when she does it’s solid.

Everyday she gets a little bit better! 🙂
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