View Full Version : I have a thin dog

little dixie
07-03-2005, 08:27 PM
Hi I just got a dog from the pound and she is a little thin does anyone know what kind of dog food that I could feed her to get her to gain wieght? thanks

07-04-2005, 06:38 AM
I would suggest you go to your local pet supply and purchase one of their super premium brands.

Other good things to add to a dog's food to encourage weigh gain include;

Canned fish (mackeral, salmon, tuna no more than 2X per month)
Plain whole milk yoghurt
Cottage cheese
Raw or soft scrambled or sunnyside up eggs
high fat hamburger meat. This MUST be very fresh, and should be fed uncooked.
chicken hearts or gizzards
SMALL amounts of liver (liver can be laxative in effect, so caution is warranted).

I recommend all meats be fed completely raw.

Increase caloric intake on your dog gradually, as he may have difficulty adjusting to a rich diet since he has not been used to it.

little dixie
07-04-2005, 02:36 PM
thanks, I went to a specilty pet store a got high energy dog food with a high protien and fat. I also got some chicken livers. I'll keep you up to date thanks again.