I posted here since it is the most visited section. Does anyone have information on helping rescued dogs gain weight? Things to feed, supplements, etc. I can't seem to find much about this on the internet that seems like good information. Thanks in advance for any help.
Its all about calories and excersise. Just feed more food! But don't overdue it. You want the weight gain to be slow and even. I would start with the top end of what your bag says for the weight you want and enter in what you think your dog should weigh into this http://www.mycockerspaniel.com/mer.htm
Whatever you start with, give the first amt you start with a week or two to see results and then adjust accordingly
You should need suupliments if you are feeding a quality food.
Is the dog in question the bitch you found? or was she a rescue? sorry --can't remember.
How much does she weigh now and what is her target weight?
How you put weight on her will depend on her condition. With dogs that have been malnourished, it is not just a case of feeding loads and hoping for the best. That can do more harm than good.
I have posted this article before; http://www.heroswaggintrain.com/heal...tm#in%20answer
Hope it helps.
Yeah, my little terrier mix I found/rescued needs to put on more weight. I don't seem to be seeing any gain. She has been treated for worms and that was a while ago. She has been sick a few times so we have had a few bumps in the road. She currently weighs 17 lbs and should probably be at least 20 lbs. Her overall condition is better, but she doesn't seem to be gaining. I can easily feel her hip bones and ribs. No fat between the skin and bones. She has more pep than the whole house combined. Thanks for the info.
No problems. If you follow a recipe like the one of that website (or similar) it should beef her up a bit. Building muscle will also help. One thing I noticed when I volunteered at our local dog shelter was the lack of muscle mass on a lot of the dogs. Steady exercise also helped them build up.
By the way the supplement I mentioned is already showing some results, it has been 3 days only. Good luck.
Holy six year old thread Batman! I sure hope that the OPs dog has regained body conditon at this point!
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If there's no food allergies, try Noodles. Pasta and rice are very quick to pack the pounds on and I have a friend who will often feed a normal amount of kibble with a cup of rice mixed in.
Too much kibble can cause loose stools, and its dense. Sometimes you need something else.
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