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    We went to the Vet yesterday and Roxy has only 12,5 kg. That means that she put on only meager 100g since she came to us last weekend! I find this a little surprising considering that she eats pretty much the same as our Nero (35kg). HE has definitely put on quite a bit of weight in the last week. Perhaps in the dogworld these things work as in the human world, where some gain weight by opening the fridge door while others... well, I guess most of you know about them!!

    Anyway. I think I have to step it up a little if I want Roxy to put on weight. The vet suggested rice and potatos. So I'll try that tonight and hope she eats it. Anything else I can give her? I was thinking of pouring a few spoonful vegetable oil over her meal - just for some extra calories and nutritiants. But am not sure if it'd be too rich, as I don't want to risk her puking it all out again.

    At the moment she is on 2 cups advanced plus some roo mince, lamb hearts and 1 egg. Throughout the day I stuff her face with treats whenever Nero isn't watching.
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    find recipe for satin / saturn balls.

    I've been told by someone who has scales that weigh 5% heavy, that feeding your dog cheese for treats - is like giving it 6 scoops of icecream. Erm.

    Anyway - trying to make dog fat, exercise less and feed more. To keep destructo dog at bay - that would mean a lot more trick training.

    And we used to have three horses in the same paddock - each with an entirely different ability to put on weight. Ie the antique horse - only kept weight on if you fed him coprice pellets, if you gave him oats, they went straight through. Fine if you wanted the paddock seeder effect. The palamino welsh mountain pony cross - just had to sniff a bare paddock and you had to lock her up to prevent foundering. And the fat greedy bastard - was the same shape no matter what he ate. But we did have to get his teeth done because he couldn't eat apples without choking.

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    I'd replace the roo mince, egg and lamb hearts with some chicken wings or frames to start with.

    I have used Satin Balls a few times and never had much joy. Plus it's a bit of a major exercise to make them.

    Chicken as above, or lamb flaps. Try to keep them off your other boy, or feed him a lower fat alternative like a big beef bone to keep him occupied.

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    Roo meat makes the dog lean
    Theres not that much fat in roo
    Lol maybe try beef and as a treat a big fat juicy raw tbone steck mmmmmmmmm
    Yummy
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    I have used Satin balls successfully on several rescue dogs..including a few emaciated newfies.....And one who had a broke jaw and i use to flick it into the back of his mouth. I love them. But there are several recipes and i used Lamb mince...It has the most fat and less allergy problems
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    lol as you all know I can't afford to give nugget the raw diet
    it to exp for me to pay for so what we found out she love to eat
    That is cheap and that was working dog kibble
    and she feeds her self we just open the bag for her
    it works ok for us But I do care about her i love her with all my heart
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    Thanks for the tip on the Satin balls. I never heard of them before... will definitely try.

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    I had the same problem with Molly. I found that lamb mince really helped as well as boiled chicken breast and brown rice. Also Black Hawk biscuits really really helped too, only thing is not many places stock them so I have to buy them online. She's still really hard to keep weight on because she just never stops moving but we've reached the stage now where I leave out a bowl of biscuits 24/7 so she can help herself when she wants and she doesn't over eat, just eats what she wants of a morning and if she's still hungry after dinner and her weight has stayed perfect for about 2 months now (we've had her 6).

    Also with Roxy it could just be stress from a new environment that's keeping the weight off. Give her a little bit longer to settle in

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    Thanks Kristy. Roxy is settling in really well. She seems to feel quite comfortable around Nero and I think he understood that he has to be gentle with her. They share bed and sofa quite happily. When she is finished with her food Nero will doublecheck her bowl if she hasn't overlooked any yummy pieces and so does she in his bowl.

    And (most importantly) she doesn't try to escape from our garden anymore! Well, she hasn't in the past days when I left them alone with access to house and garden. Tomorrow is a big day as I'll be out most of the day! But I'm not too worried. I think she accepts us as her new home now. At least she is puffing her chest quite a bit if she sees 'strangers' in our garden (she saw OH's reflection in the windows).

    She loves going for walks but is getting tired after only 30 mins or so. I put it down to her having hardly any muscles yet, so we take it easy. She is such a sweet dog, it's really hard not to like her

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    I think chicken mince (mixed with Vets All Natural Puppy Muesli), or chicken frames, wings, necks, or tin of sardines have helped my tall skinny girl put more weight on.

    I've found the same KM that I really love the Blackhawk for Ruby - it has been hard to find in the Perth metro area, but a new pet supply shop has opened and now I have a supplier 10 minutes drive from home I also leave a bowl full for Ruby, she eats her raw at dinner time but seems to snack on bikkies morning and when we've gone to bed. She's 16 months old now and has stayed steady for months at 30kgs.

    Good luck Margoo!!

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