Any tricks or certain foods that I can add into the pups food to help them gain some weight? They're got no fat to them... they burn off everything they eat it seems. They're both at about a cup now of Puppy Iams (Lincoln is 13ish pounds and Tsuki is around 7 pounds).
Well you just need to figure out how many CAL they burn a day and feed them more than that to fatten them up. Idk if there are any instruments for dogs to find that out, you might want to feed them more times a day rather than just more in one sitting?
Slow down the speed that they eat too, some dogs barly chew there food and their crap is almost the same as their food. Slowing them down will make sure they digest it completely, there are various toys on the market that will help you with that. But you can just drop a few peices into the bowl and wait until she /he is completely done chewing and swallowing the peices and then drop more in.
Idk about puppies but I know with Cassie my cousins feed her as much as she will eat in 20 min. But Idk if that works with all dogs b/c some might just swallow everything in a few seconds
Perry is INCREDIBLY skinny as well, hip bones jutting out, etc... lately I've taken up supplimenting his meals (and usually giving him a "midnight" snack) with wet puppy food - because he is really picky - as it is higher in fat than his regular food.
I'd rather see that too, frostfirestandards. I have never managed to raise a skinny cat, so I'm hoping I do a better job with Teddy. He's just about perfect right now, but I know I'll have to watch what he eats once he gets neutered.
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