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Q: Q: My dog is underweight, how can I help him to gain weight?

 

A: Has he been wormed recently? What are his faeces like? Firm and well formed or soft with no defined shape? If they are soft then please refer to the first question above. A veterinary check up is recommended to make sure that there is no underlying medical cause. If faeces are normal, then your pet may have a greater need for calories than he currently has in his diet. Pets that are naturally over-active or stressed may fall into this category. Feeding little and often is frequently beneficial to underweight pets as it gives the gut less work to do at any one time and helps the animal to gain maximum benefit from the nutrients. It also helps maintain a slow and steady release of energy throughout the day and enables you to provide more food if required but without overloading the digestion.

 RESOURCES: “FEEDING FOR OPTIMAL WEIGHT & CONDITION” FACT SHEET
                       

Arden Grange can help with an individual diet plan based on an estimate of  your pet’s requirement for calories. There are a number of recipes within the Arden Grange range (including the high calorie Prestige diet for dogs) which may be beneficial, but often it is not just a case of getting the calorie intake right, but taking the time to establish what recipe contains ingredients and a nutrient balance which are going to be best suited to the individual based on his own unique  requirements.

 

Weight Issues

Q: My dog is overweight, what can I do to help him lose weight?

Q: My dog is underweight, how can I help him to gain weight?