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    DefaultSimba looks thin!

    Simba is perfectly healthy no issues regarding his health but he look thin compared to other labs of his age.He is being fed sufficient amount of food needed....its not a worry though because he is more active and never gets tired compared to other dogs.Its just that an healthy lab looks am concerns me about.

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    Is there a question here? If your dog has visible ribs/backbone/hip bones - you need to feed more. If the ribs are covered - you are probably OK. If you want to post a picture that shows the dogs body - then we can evaluate him. He went through a very terrible medical issue a few months ago so I would not be at all surprised if he still has some residual thinness.
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    I keep getting told that Dinozzo is 'thin for a Lab'. You can't see his ribs, but can feel them (and see when he runs). I've asked my vet (and when we went for Dinozzo's booster this week). I keep getting told he's fine, he's from field lines and one vet even went so far as to say if his labs were as fit, he'd be more than happy. There's a website which shows you the 'ideal' outline and that's what you need to go by.



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    you may need to give him a de-wormer. Worms can make him thin.
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    Simba's ribs/backbone are not visible nor felt but his hip bones are visible....will try to post a pic of him soon.
    yeah he is been de-wormed on regular intervals.Even i was thinking that may be because of his recent health issues he has become so thin but its been some time so was expecting him to gain some muscle,few of my friends were telling me that few of the labs look thin(coz of many issues) and m afraid that simba would not be the one among them.

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    How much are you feeding him>?
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    Harleigh gets the "too thin" comment all the time. Its better to have a Lab a little lean, than a little heavy.. IMO. However, Harleigh is shaped differently than other Labs I've met/seen. She is very tall and just built thin (and muscular).
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