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Old 11-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My baby girl Roxy is 2 years and a half, and I'd love to strap some weight on her when I take her out to the park to beef her up a bit.. Good or bad? Any advice is good advice!


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First off what are you feeding her. Some dogs are not designed to be beefy, some are naturally lean and slender.
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I'm feeding her natural balance, bison and sweet potato because she is allergic to grain and beef.


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I'd switch to a higher protein food to help build the muscle. NB is plant based. Raw s actually very good for adding muscle also. Not all dogs are beefy though. Your girl seems to b more on the lanky side. It probably is just her build.

As far as weight vests, I don't like them or dislike them. I think they need to be used correctly and make sure your dog is up to the task.
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I would prefer to feed a better quality diet that is meat based and find a sport that works my dogs natural ability. Dock Diving, Schutzhund, Rally-O, Agility or even Weight pulling.
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I'm just scared about her allergies, and when I get into raw foods the becomes very pricey. Any suggestions on good to put her on that are beef and grain free? That'll help beef her up Advice about weight vests.-imageuploadedbypg-free1352859904.919054.jpgAdvice about weight vests.-imageuploadedbypg-free1352859923.422023.jpg


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I believe Orijen Regional Red is beef free. Same with their 6 fish. You might want to take a look at Go! grain free also.

I would stop worrying about beefing her up though. She just needs to be at a healthy weight with adequate muscle.
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I just feel like she's to skinny, it concerns me sometimes.. She's gained more since I've moved her onto bison and sweet potato, slowly increasing her feed.


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If you post a picture of her in a side view it'd be decently easy to tell of she's underweight or not. If you can see more than the last rib or two or her ribs feel like a washboard, she's too skinny.
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