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HuskyWillow
04-06-2011, 12:34 AM
When I brought her into the vet last she weight 49 pounds, she's around 8 or 9 and a husky. She's not too skinny it just worries me that when she gets old and she'll have a hard time keeping on weight. She's the absolute laziest dog I've ever met and all she does is sleep and eat, when I take her on walks she jolts it, comes home and collapses in the kitchen. I have no clue why she's such a bone rack, she's free fed and everything else. So how do I put weight on her haha?

Luv'inLife
04-06-2011, 12:55 AM
unless the vet says she is too skinny I wouldnt worry.

Peety
04-06-2011, 09:08 AM
Buy a better food.

TNT
04-06-2011, 09:49 AM
[QUOTE=Peety;648500]Buy a better food.[/QUOTE

Could be his/her food is going through her. Grocery store brands hold very little value and dogs bodies dont hold on to nutrients.
Also, If you really wanna see it fatten up, we use satin balls religiously. Techno is a pain in the ass to keep weight on, his whole life. We use a half raw diet and satin balls when we need em. Never fails. But you have to do alot of research on proper raw feeding. Not sure if introducing a diet like that at 8/9 yrs would be beneficial anyways. Better to start young.

Peety
04-06-2011, 11:00 AM
I feed my dog.Summit. This food is way better than anything I have used in years.

GreyWolf
04-06-2011, 06:19 PM
It will be unhealthy for your dog to gain too much weight at a fast pace. Just to get an idea of what you might be dealing with

How much food do you offer the dog-& how many times a day?
How much of that will the dog eat?
How long and how many times a week is the dog walked on a leash (not counting free play in a yard)
Have you had any big changes?
How long have you had the dog?
Is your dog experiencing other behavioural changes?
Is you dog experiencing any other health concerns? (diarrhea, vomiting, etc..)

Thanks!

HuskyWillow
04-07-2011, 06:22 PM
It's not that I want the dog fat, it's that I want to know how to keep weight on her for when she starts to get older let's 12 or so and if she has a hard time keeping weight on her. I wanted to know an effective way for me to keep her weighing in nice. She's not underweight now as it is, the vet said she was a nice weight. This is more of a quesstion for the future

GreyWolf
04-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Some weight issues are behavioural and nothing to do with food, others are physical. The questions would help in determining how you could effectively keep weight on.
That being said, if the vet said he's in good weight- should be fine.