GoingPostal wrote:Is he young? When we first got Nero I had to feed him 4 cups a day or more just to maintain weight, same thing he didn't gain and we tried a few different foods, now that he's 4-ish he's down to eating 2 cups a day, Ripley we just got 4 months ago and I guess she's almost 2 but same problem, 4 cups of TOTW and she was still dropping so I switched to Diamond Naturals, it's grain in but I've heard dogs gain weight better on that and it's easier on the checkbook with the amount of food we were going through, she still eats 4 cups a day though. I'm hoping she'll drop off eventually, she weighs about 60 pounds, Jersey on the other hand weighs 45 pounds and eats slightly over 1 cup a day and is hard to keep weight off, Nero is 55 pounds and we go back and forth between 1.5 cups to 2.5 cups depending on activity. Every dog is different.
FBODGRL wrote:Any pictures? Also is there a reason you couldn't switch back to the natures domain?
AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:If you've only had one negative fecal, check another. Hookworm is difficult to eradicate and the last resuts may have been a false negative.
How are his stools?
FransterDoo wrote:I think he looks fine now. Why are you worried about him losing weight enough to have to put extra weight on him?
If he's a fine weight now (which it looks like he is) and his poops are fine and he's negative for parasites, then I don't really see the need to pour extra calories and fat into him?
BrokenAquarian wrote:He doesn't need any fat. He needs muscle.
Exercise will do the trick.
Shoshana wrote:I agree - he doesn't need more pounds. he just needs more muscle. I'd also keep watching his poop to make sure he doesn't have tapeworms. My vet said they don't actually test for them - they wait till they can be found in the poop before treating. I don't remember what she gave us - it was just one pill so I don't know if it's one of the ones you mentioned.
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