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Old 01-19-2013, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a friend who came over for a boxer play date, she got her one year old female boxer, Bailey, from a hoarder lady in her neighborhood, and so she is real skinny. I asked what brand she is feeding and she said she forgot the name but it's a brown bag and expensive and from petco. :/ Bailey is looking better but do y'all have any tips I can tell her momma to help her put on some more weight?
Guess she doesn't look all that bad. Maybe it's because I have a beefed up Rosco and never had a dainty female
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Recently I am using Formula Mass Weight Gainer from MVP K9 Supplements and it works for my boy! Just pour on the food.


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Thank you I will recommend it!


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Old 01-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cottage cheese or peanut butter sandwiches. It's not necessary to spend a lot of money just to put some weight on.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As long as she gets good quality food she will be fine. Just let her feed little and often, as much as she wants to eat until she has reached her right weight and then they can start feeding the right portion size twice per day.
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It wont take long with a good food to put weight back on her. Rushing things could cause more issues. Give her a bit of time.
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If she is only 1 then she will fill out if she is on high quality food. Boxers go through a lanky phase. My Duke looks like I am starving him to death, but he is quite healthy. It is normal for them to go through this stage she will fill out no need to rush it, she is very young. I look at Duke and I feel bad how skinny and lanky he looks, but he just has a high metabolism. Remember when we were younger? LOL.....no matter how much we ate or grandma fed us, we always seemed to stay skinny. Can't say much for the kids these days playing video games all day...but back in the day when you actually went "outside" to play.
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She's prob feeding merrick. I know the bag is brownish and petco has it and its more expensive than Iams obviously, or another not quality food. Prob around 45-60$ a bag. Just like others said, feed maybe 3-5 smaller meals a day. Or add a tsp or so of yogurt to the food. Or add a few more treats throughout the day.


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I'd recommend an extra feeding (maybe do a breakfast, lunch, supper). Some yogurt added would be good to. She doesn't want to add to much as it could do more harm than good.
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i second the Cottage cheese. she doesnt look very under weight, just "fit"
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