Which food for thin, high-energy English Setter?

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    Patricia P
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    My 4 yr. old ES weighs about 35 lbs. and is, of course, very high energy. I would like a high quality wet food that will put some weight on him. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    InkedMarie
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    I’d either google for how to make satin balls or add canned to whatever he eats.

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    Anonymous
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    Broil him some chicken liver, chop it up and add a spoonful to his meals, it’s an organ meat, high in fat and calories…..so maybe not everyday. But they love it as a treat once or twice a week.

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    Pitlove
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    You can also add coconut oil to his food. It’s very high in calories so it will help him gain weight, but it has good health properties as well.

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    Anonymous
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    How about a scrambled egg, (made with water not milk) cooked in a little vegetable oil added to the kibble…….real food is always better than canned as a topper.

    PS: Cooked chicken breast or lean meat chopped up, I shop in the reduced price section of my market, have not had any problems yet. Usually I freeze first.

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    Kristin C
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    Patricia-I have used modified satin balls to put weight on my chihuahua/whippet. 1 lb 80/20 ground beef, 1/2 jar unsalted peanut butter, 1 cup cooked oatmeal.

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    Patricia P
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    Thank you all for these wonderful tips! I have several of the ingredients suggested on hand. Kristin, will try your recipe for satin balls. You all have been very kind to help me out on this.

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