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    DefaultMerlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    I was feeding him 6 cups of Purna Hi-pro, and most of you told me I could feed him less if I upped the quality of the dog food. So, two months ago I switched him to 4 cups a day of Eagle Pack Super Premium Dog, usually lamb and rice plus a can of green beans every other day. I also quit feeding him the gallon of ice cream a week he was eating. Now I think he is too skinny, his head looks too big for his body, IMO. He still is hyper active and only sleeps 4 or 5 hours a night, and doesn't take naps if I'm around. Zoey is eating only 3 cups, and she is getting fat. ???

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    DefaultRe: Merlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    I have a super skinny guy here too. I feed him 6-7 cups a day and he still feels ribby. I can feed gordy 2-3 cups same food and he is a chunk. lol

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    DefaultRe: Merlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    How much does he weigh and how old is he?

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    DefaultRe: Merlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    He is 18 months and weighs 72 lbs

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    DefaultRe: Merlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    I prefer my dogs to be lean..... I don't think he looks that skinny in that pic..... he's still young ...... and it's better for their joints to not be overweight. If he were mine, I don't think I would worry unless he KEEPS losing weight.

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    DefaultRe: Merlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    He looks like Buddy, with the head and feet too big for the body. Try adding an extra half-cup to each feeding, instead of a full cup, for a few weeks and see if that makes a difference.
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    DefaultRe: Merlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    I'm wondering if there a bitch in heat somewhere close...he'll lose weight if he has picked up on that too...since he's not neutered.
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    DefaultRe: Merlot is getting too skinny, might have to increase to 6 cups again

    It might be possible, Dani, but even though he is not neutered, he never trys to hump Zoey, or us. He use to when he was a pup, but stopped about 8 months ago. Zoey is spade, and she is always mounting him? He just stands there and yawns, until she gets bored with it after about 40 seconds. I would think it would be the other way around, but I think she is trying to dominate him, as they are both the same age.

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