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Penninepoodlewelfare
post 20th Mar 2017, 11:22 am
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would you recommend for very underweight dogs?
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post 20th Mar 2017, 11:28 am
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Chicken carcasses always add bulk to our gang, but they are becoming harder to get hold of because it's more profitable to turn them into 'pet mince'.

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post 20th Mar 2017, 11:53 am
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why are they underweight?
Trip or satin balls used to be the two traditional foods for putting condition on a dog.
satin balls
10 pounds of ground beef
1 large tub of 4% fat cottage cheese
500g of cream cheese
1 1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cup of unsulphured molasses
10 raw eggs with the shells
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
A pinch of salt

Combine all of the ingredients, roll into 1-inch balls and feed them raw! Portions can be frozen for future use, as well.
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post 20th Mar 2017, 12:22 pm
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If underweight because of under feeding then small meals often as the stomach will not be able to handle large amounts.

Use a good quality food without fillers and additives.
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post 20th Mar 2017, 12:50 pm
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It depends why they are underweight.

We've found Applaws very good for dogs who are underweight and dogs who struggled to keep weight on.
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post 20th Mar 2017, 1:08 pm
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Rescues. Been in kennels a long time. Doing mamoth poos2
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post 20th Mar 2017, 2:54 pm
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QUOTE(Penninepoodlewelfare @ 20th Mar 2017, 1:08 pm) *

Rescues. Been in kennels a long time. Doing mamoth poos2
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Is the vet happy with them? If so then I would be offering small quantities of a high quality bland diet often. Something to soothe the digestive system and slow down transit (not bung the dog up!) might also be helpful, maybe a slippery elm product. I am assuming they have been wormed?
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post 20th Mar 2017, 6:28 pm
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Sometimes too much food can cause big sloppy poos as the stomach can't cope. Would feed little and often of a good quality food. Tripe is good if you can stomach the smell too as it's full of good enzymes and bacteria.
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post 21st Mar 2017, 9:40 am
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Thanks everyone for your advice. Dont think I will be making satin balls though Woofgang wink.gif Poos have improved with the smaller amounts.
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