Food to put weight on my Husky

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  1. maple

    maple Queen of the Jungle

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    What about using a (low sodium) broth -and adding a little to the kibble?

    I do understand your frustration (and sometimes embarrasment) with a skinny dog. When we brought Bosco home he weighed less than Kona...58lbs. He is a good 4 inches taller than her.

    I stopped at a pet store on the way home with him and people stared at us, and I could tell they thought I was a horrible person for having a dog in his shape *and* bring him out in public :( Poor guy, he's so vocal, so he was whining and carrying on and talking to me the whole time, drawing more attention to us :rolleyes: , plus it was the day after he was neutered, so he was a little dazed and sore. Ugh.

    I feed both of my two a raw diet, and 18 months later, he's gained almost 30lbs is shiny, healthy and happy (still noisey tho), but he is still a thin dog.
     
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    Have you tried any of the premade raw diets? Django will pretty much only eat Nature's Variety raw, he really likes the canned Instinct too though.
     
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    No, but again, will that put weight on her, or do you think it's too "Unbalanced" for her kidneys? I mean, I don't know, but I can't ask the vet, either...

    That thought has run through my head, though. I wonder if I could do that?
     
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    The protein content isn't very high on the raw and it is EXTREMELY palatable. If you feed her a decent amount she should put some weight on.
     
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    Wow, Thanks Maple! That's a good link, I'll read that very carefully and see what I can learn :)
     

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