I have a 12 year old standard poodle that I recently switched to a RAW food diet (SOJOS) and now he is loosing weight he is down to 39 pounds – he loves the food but seems like he is hungry all the time. Should I switch to something else – any suggestions?
You can add calories to her diet by adding some oils (fish, coconut, Udo’s, etc), you can also add fattier cuts of meat, and you can add Abady granular food (around 100 calories per 2 TB) to what she’s eating now. There are also recipes for Satin Balls on-line that you could try and adjust it to your liking. Feed these as treats throughout the day. Are you using Sojo’s Complete or Sojo’s mix?
Thanks for the input – I am feeding Sojo’s Complete (Beef).
You need to get some weight on that boy. If he is an average size standard,a nd not small, that is emaciated, not thin. I would also suggest taking him to a vet for blood work. it could be something else just coincidence to the diet change. The Abady is great for putting weight on dogs-I have used it with standards with great success.
He usually weighs around 45 – 48 pounds. I have taken him to the vet and they did an ultrasound and did not find anything. Vet suggested getting more blood work done in February.
Perhaps you’re not feeding enough food. Try increasing the serving size.
Sojo’s Complete is low calorie – only 333, something like that. Compare that to The Honest Kitchen Zeal which is around 500. You could increase his serving size like neezerfan suggested or find a more caloric dense food.
Increase his calories and closely monitor his weight. If he fails to gain or continues to loose, I would suggest an Addison’s test. Standards are very prone to addisons.
How is your poodle doing? I have a 14 month old Brittany that is always hungry. She is extremely active so I’ve continued to feed her 3 times a day. She is on Bravo Beef Blend and Honest Kitchen. I have also had to add some kibble to her diet just to get her weight up. I’m not crazy about adding the kibble (Halo) but it seems to be working. She gets between 7.5 to 8 oz. of raw a day along with 1.5 cups of honest kitchen (dry measurement) twice a day. This dog runs, just for the joy of it, all day long.
Hi BrittanyMom, I have a 3 yr old Brittany. Which Honest Kitchen are you feeding? We feed it too but it seems a lot of dogs lose weight on it. I have a sheltie who needs to gain a little so I use canned puppy food and/or Abady granular maint/stress, I just add a tablespoon. I’m having trouble getting by the ingredients.
I feed the Force, Embark, Love, and Zeal on a rotating basis. They get Honest Kitchen in the AM and Bravo raw in the PM. I also give them beef knuckle bones, duck feet, bullysticks and trachea for their chewing pleasure. All of which come from Bravo. I too have a 3 yr old Britt, but I have to watch his weight because he has a tendency to gain weight.
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