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December 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm #81536 Report AbuseyjesseMember
Hi everyone, I was wondering whether my Golden Retriever Charlie is underweight. She is just about 9 months and weighs 41 pounds. I can feel her ribs, but it’s not visible. I can feel her hip bones as well, and she looks narrow. She has good appetite, great energy, and always finishes her food. The vet thinks she’s on the skinny side but otherwise healthy. We’ve had her checked for worms and parasites, and all came back negative. I am currently feeding Orijen Puppy Large or Kasik Pacific Fish with a bit of wet food and 1/4 C. of raw goat milk every days. Any suggestions to help her “bulk up” a bit?
Here’s a picture of Charlie from a few days ago: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B49deblV4jyoenk5NTVfOFpnLWM/view?usp=sharing
Thank youDecember 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm #81538 Report AbuseanonymouslyMember
She is only 9 months old, still a pup. She will continue to fill out till she is 2 years old.
She does not look thin to me, she looks fit.
Frankly, if the vet says she is healthy, I would just continue what you are doing.
Also, some dogs are naturally thin, just like some humans.
She is actually better off health wise being on the slim side, imo. Obesity can cause a multitude of problems.December 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm #81556 Report Abusecrazy4catsParticipant
I think she looks great as well! Very pretty dog. Keep up the good work!December 31, 2015 at 11:24 am #81589 Report AbuseInkedMarieMember
I think he looks great! Beautiful dog!
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