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Old 01-06-2013, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jovi is an 18 month old spoo. When we went in for his booster shots in October, he weighed 48 pounds and the vet thought he was skinny (actually, I asked her if she thought he was and she replied that she did.) We upped his food, which he currently eats Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Meadow Feast. He has gained some weight, but even my husband seems to think he is still thin, and thinks we need to up his food again. So we have. He now eats more than our 130lb english mastiff, and poops every time he goes outside to potty. Does he need a food change or should I cut his food back and supplement with green beans? I'm open for suggestions. He is completely healthy, and has had bloodwork done to rule out any problems.
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It's always kind of a trial and error thing...I think if he's pooping every time he goes out, he's eating a little too much. I would cut back a bit. You mentioned he did gain weight from the 48 lbs so that's good, and I'm sure as he grows older his metabolism will slow a bit and he'll gain more. It's better to be on the lean side anyway, and he's very healthy, so that's good!
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Jovi is an 18 month old spoo. When we went in for his booster shots in October, he weighed 48 pounds and the vet thought he was skinny (actually, I asked her if she thought he was and she replied that she did.)
Skinny dogs are the best type: they always eat their food and they'll run all day. If your vet didn't volunteer the opinion without prompting, then it's doubtful that your dog was all that skinny. Vets like finding ways to take your cash.
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