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Old 08-01-2007, 05:29 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 tummy...so 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 her...id 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!
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:31 PM
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What about Nutri-Cal?
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:38 PM
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Eggs,milk,and cheese would be my first choice.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:40 PM
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she is the first dog ive ever met that doesnt like nutrical...which i found very strange...
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:40 PM
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I second the Nutir-Cal suggestion, it's great in these types of situations...it's actually FOR these types of situations

Woops, was posting at the same time...seems you've already tried that route.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:41 PM
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mabe if i make a gravy out of it and give it to her with pasta...hmm, she might eat it then...*plots and ponders*
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:42 PM
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Have you tried adding a little chicken broth and then maybe heating it for 30 sec?
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:45 PM
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If regular wet dog food upsets her tummy, I'm not sure pasta, eggs, or cheese would bring a better result. I would NOT give your dog milk, as suggested, they don't have the right enzymes to digest it.

Also, have you ever heard of the supplement...Missing Link?
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:56 PM
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i actually have heard of missing link, i was also thinking that might be the way to go.

Pasta has had no effect on her tummy, neither has cheese, (i know better than to give milk) im thinking its the actual gravy in the canned food that might be too rich.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:18 PM
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What about those sausage looking rolls of moist food? Several different companies make them, they say they are good for training treats or to be mixed with kibble. I've seen them at our local feed store which means some of the better holistic companies must make them, as those are the only brands that place will carry.
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