|Barked: Fri Oct 31, '08 10:30am PST |
|Mason and Thea weigh right around the same weight, 20 lbs. give or take. They eat about the same amount of food...Thea is fine with that, and Mason always acts starving! He has, on occasion, over-eaten, and does not gain an ounce! He just has wicked fast metabolism. (Wish I did!) My vet and I have discussed it, done bloodwork, fecal exams, etc. and everything is normal...
Maybe it is a breed thing. Mason is a Rat Terrier, and is very busy and high energy. Because his fur is so short, I can actually see his ribs, if he is running or in motion. He is well muscled and very fit, he just has a tendency towards thin. I just figure in the long run, it is better for his health. Being the breed that your "starving dog" is, perhaps he has similar metabolism. Just an idea, obviously verify this with your vet, but maybe dogs are like people. I mean, we probably all know a person who can eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce...I just wish that person was me!
Mason got his forum motto from his love for food, because, for all practical purposes, he should weigh about 60 pounds!
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