I am having such a hard time keeping weight on my weimaraner, Tri. He eats constantly. I have tried to give him free choice of food, and he sits there and eats and eats and eats. I know that is not good for him at all and am risking the chance of bloat. Any suggestions on what to feed him so that he isn't so hungry ALL THE TIME! The dog food they are both on now is the Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Adult Formula, the golden retriever has no problem keeping on weight (he actually could use to loose some) but the weimaraner is having a hard time. I have also tried different flavors of this brand food...HELP!
I have tried the hamburger and rice, and he will eat it and put some weight on then I slowly put him to dog food and he is so hungry then ALL THE TIME!
Help this dog is eating me out of house and home! Any suggestions?
I have the same problem with Diesel. He is a catahoula leopard dog. When I put him on california natural he started gaining weight and now he looks good. When I took him to the vet they said some breeds dont gain weight easy. Arent those dogs lean dogs? He may be a good weight and he justs thin. I thought diesel was thin but he is a perfect weight
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My doberman pinshcer's name is also Diesel (lol). He is now one year-old, but about 2 months ago after we had him neutered he lost approx. 25 lbs. due to a bleeding disorder (he needed a blood transfusion, and lost a lot of weight from it). We took him to the emergency vet when he had his bleed, and they asked if he had always been that skinny. I guess we didn't realize all of the weight he lost (some may have been stress, and he had no appetite). To make a long story short, the vet told us to feed him Kraft Dinner (milk, butter, cheese, and all). The dairy is good for dogs once in a while. They told us if we did not want to give him Kraft Dinner, to give him plain pasta. It does work.. he bulked up real fast, and he is now happy and healthy. We only fed him one box every day for dinner for about 2 weeks, plus a bowl of dry food for breakfast and lunch (We never give him wet food). Hope this helps, I know it sounds funny, but sometimes the home remedies work better lol.
First make sure he has been wormed. Second weims are super high energy dogs. What to you may seem too much food may be what is required to keep him in shape. If you are sure he doesn't have worms and have checked the label on the dog food to be sure what he is eating is actually excessive his problem may be that he is simply gulping food down so fast his digestive tract can't process it fast enough. 2 things you can do in that case are feed small meals several times a day or make it impossible for him to eat fast. Since he's already used to eating when he wants you can slow him down by putting obstacles in his food bowl so he has to pick a bit at his food. I've heard of people using a very large bowl with some stones in it (must be larger than he can swallow) to slow their dog down and having good success with it.
In addition to having his stool checked or worms, also have labs drawn to rule out ay health issues such as a hidden infection or thyroid issue. If that come back clear, then you know to start working on specific food additions.
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After you've had him checked out medically, and things seem to be fine. Maybe he just isn't getting enough protein/fat ratio in his diet. Especially if he is really active. Here is a recipe I tried on a foster dog that was skin and bones. It really helped her regain her strength. I found it on the web. I substituted deer meat for hamburger. Be careful how much fat content you put in meatwise. Too much fat in a dog's diet can cause pancreatic problems. Good luck!
PS- I mixed mine in a 5 gallon bucket! LOL!!!
FATTEN 'EM UP QUICK MEATLOAF Note: This requires a huge pot for mixing! Makes a two week supply for one dog.
1 dozen hard boiled eggs, chopped 10 lbs of inexpensive hamburger meat 20 oz Jar of Wheat Germ 1 canister of Knox Gelatin, joint complex, (Knox Unflavoured NutraJoint Powder 5.5oz) 1 large box of Total breakfast cereal [Australians use 340 grams of Sanitarium Weetbix] 2 x 1 lb boxes of Quaker oatmeal, (the kind you cook) 1½ cups Canola Oil 12 oz jar of unsulfered Molasses ¼ tsp salt 1 heaping teaspoon minced Garlic, (jarred variety or fresh, NOT dried) Box of 1qt Freezer bags
Just dump all into huge pot and dig in. It takes some effort, and you will be up to your elbows, but you want to mix thoroughly. Separate into 14 freezer bags, gently squeezing out the air before sealing. Flatten out the bags, (this will allow for a quicker thaw period), and lay flat on a freezer shelf. Feed one packet each day, half in morning, half in evening. Breaking up into chunks, or rolling into meatballs.
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Hi everyone. I'm new to list, but been involved in dog world my whole life. I've had some of those dogs that just don't seem to do well on anything. I use a couple of products that have help several dogs get healthier and in better shape. I found it interesting that both the dog that needed to loose a few pounds & tone up and the dog that needed to gain a few pounds and bulk up both ate the food and did what they need to be in better shape.