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Old 08-01-2007, 06:29 PM
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Default need to put some weight on one slimline crestie

Gypsy is SKINNY, now this breeds suppost to be slim, but gypsy is a little too slim for my liking...
i want to add a little bulk to her...

i free feed my dogs, for the chis its safer, i will NOT change this pattern, all my other dogs are at healthy weights and great condition.
the problem is gypsy is a slow eater. the first week i tried putting her in the crate alone and putting food down for 5 mins then removing it...nope no interest. she likes the food, shes just not realy a big eater.

all the dogs are on grammies by Merrick and loving it, im not willing to change diets as everyoens eating (including my pickiest chi) and doing great on this food.
im just wondering if theres something i can add to gypsies moist meal in the evening to give her some of the extra calories she needs to start putting some weight on.

my vet suggested wet dog food which she likes but it upsets her thats out.
A friend suggested giving her scrambled egg...

any ideas on an extra meal or 2 i can give her during the day that wont upset her stomach and will help her build up some mass.

shes negative for worms and is healthy otherwise, the vet would like to see another 1/2-1lb on prefer a full 1lb or so. shes only 5 1/4 lbs. the vet wants her at 5 3/4-6 1/4 lbs, id like to see her at 6 - 61/2 based on what ive been told she should weigh and how the breed is built.

any suggestions is great. she LOVES chicken, Beef and Pasta!

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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