|Barked: Sun Feb 10, '13 7:40pm PST |
|Hi there, has your friend had blood work done on her Irish to make sure there is nothing medically going on that may interfere with her getting to a proper weight? Not gaining weight can be caused by a few medical problems such as protein malabsorbtion to name one.
My 18 month old Golden, Mitchell, is on the slender side which I worry about all the time, he is eating raw for the most part along with Acana at times. He is not neutered and is extremely active, he hunts, hikes at least 4 miles a day, does tracking weekly along with his regular playtime with Madison. I have done full chemistry panels, CBC's and have seen our holistic Vet for their thoughts. All the Vets I work with have come to the same conclusion, Mitchell is very healthy, he is just an intact male who is very active. I am the one with the worry.
Mitchell is fed 3% of his ideal body wt with raw and I supplement with Acana, extra meats, raw meaty bones, lots of great foods, so I do consider his diet to be complete and he still is slim.
I agree with the posters who suggest adding more throughout the day. But I would consider having the Vet get some borderline bloodwork to make sure nothing is going on that the eye does not see. Certainly can't hurt and may help.
Best wishes and happy wt gain for the Irish.
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