Frodo's joining the Satin Balls Club...

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  1. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Here's a pic of him laying down today:
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    (It doesn't show it the best because he isn't laying straight, but he was getting p!ssed at me for follwing him around and snapping shots)

    Right now he's eating just shy of 2 cups of TOTW a day (Izzy eats 2/3 cup a day), if I give him more he just poops more. I can feel his backbone a little too easily for my liking, and he just seems too thin. I'm going to pick up the ingredients tomorrow.

    Anybody know how much a 23 pound dog should have a day of satin balls?
     
  2. Mayasmydobe

    Mayasmydobe I'm PAWMAZING!

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    Maya gets 3 a day, and she is somewhere between 45 and 50 pounds. The size I make Maya's are small fist size (I can easily cup my hands completely around one)
    SO I would say, maybe make Frodo's satin balls, golf ball sized and give him 2 a day?

    Thats just what I would do though, you might want to see if someone more knowledgable has any other advice.
     
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    I'd say 1-2 smallish fist-sized ones per day.

    PS - Mayasmydobe, how is Maya doing, weight wise? Those satin balls should be doing some good by now...
     
  4. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    OKay, thanks guys!
     
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    Mayasmydobe I'm PAWMAZING!

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    Sizzle- she still looks like she's gaining weight. I am going to the other vet to weigh her again tomorrow.

    P.S. I got my nylon webbing, so I am going to get started on the skulls amore collars tonight :)
     
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    Maybe its just me or just the pic but to me he looks good. *shrugs* I like my dogs to have a good waist line with a nice tuck and solid muscles. If they look thin but have good solid muscle structure going on I dont worry. Ronin is naturally very very lean. You can feel his hips ribs and spine without much pressure BUT I dont worry because he's got a great set of hams on him (muscling). If his energy level was lower and he didnt have the muscle that he does I'd be very worried. But of course as with anything, you know your dog best and knows his needs better than anyone can tell from just a pic ;)
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    OC, one reason I'm worried is because I don't think this is where his weight loss will stop. I think he's going to continue losing without suppliments of some kind. In another breed I think his look would be fine, but Pems are supposed to taper off, your not supposed to see ribs like that (in Cardis it's fine). Plus I can feel his spine just by running my hand over his back, it's not prominent, but I can feel it too easily IMO.
     
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    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Consider yourself lucky!

    I have to struggle to keep Fozzie somewhat lean... somewhat. He will devour anything given to him, and it goes straight to his thighs, I swear! haha. I think if he was in almost any other home, he'd be a little barrel by now.

    I think 1, or maybe 2 small batches, should help him put on a few pounds. I would take it slow, so he doesn't put on too much too fast.
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    I feel ya on that one too! That's how Izzy is.

    I have the worst of both worlds, LOL.
     
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    Like I said, you know your dog best ;) Glad you are getting this resolved before his weight becomes too serious of an issue! :D
     
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    You have a corgi that needs to GAIN weight??? Holy cow, call the record books:yikes:.

    Meg occasionally drops below where I like her to be; I just supplement with a raw egg every other day, and ground meat on the opposite days for a bit. I've never tried Satin balls, but maybe that is another option?
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Tell me about it! :rolleyes:
    I think he's just doing it to make my life difficult, lol.

    How much raw meat do you give Meg when you do this?
    Maybe I will try this before trying the Satin Balls, I think it would probably be cheaper. I was also thinking about trying some Innova canned food, see if that might help some.
     
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    I usually do kind of a big spoonful - golf ball sized-ish, going with some of the measurements mentioned before. I try not to do TOO much, because Meg is actually a very easy keeper, and teeters on the brink of too thin/too heavy. I can get her from one extreme to the other in about 10 days if I'm not careful! I also try to up the amount of bones I give her during that time, since I worry about screwing up the bone/meat ratio. I'll throw her an extra chicken neck or two throughout the week. I haven't killed her yet!

    Meg LOVES the Evo 95% canned food.
     

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