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    Default Best way to fatten up a dog!

    hiii alll i just found out my 4 year old rotty cross has addison disease and he has lost alot of weight in the past couple months, he should weigh around 41-45 kgs but he weighs 35 kgs so at the moment im feeding him 2 cups of earthborn coastal catch in the morning than 2 cups at night but with half a small can of optimum puppy food because it's ment to be best for fattening up a dog lol but anyway if anyone has any tips that would be awesome!! his just looking so skinny i hate seeing him like this

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    hi Miss Jords

    Look up something called Satin balls or Saturn balls - egg and mince meat and stuff.

    No point feeding canned dog food - it's mostly sawdust and water, not going to put weight on a dog that's ill.

    Is there anything he can't have because of the addisons?

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    iv'e asked the vet that but they said nope he just has to take his meds... i think it might be early days to see how much of this and how much of that he will need but ill try satin balls! thanks

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    Hi 'miss-jords'

    From reading what you have said about your poor pup - I would say it is still really early days as far as the treatment is concerned. I gather it can take some time to get the medications correct.

    I would be guided very much by what your vet has suggested as to what to feed your pup. Mucking around with his food at this time will not assist and may jeopardise getting his treatment protocol correct.

    If your pup is hungry - instead of 2 meals - change to 3 meals per day. Again, I would only be doing this after you have spoken to your vet and if your vet is agreeable with it.

    Good Luck !

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    hi rileyj,
    when we picked hurley up from the vet on saturday the 'nurse' didnt say anything about his diet and just said ohh maybe u should add some salt... and im like but isnt the meds ment to be making his sodium better and she's like oh yeh ok dont add salt and i said do u no what addisons is and she just shrugged her shoulders.... after that i demanded to see a vet but they said there wasnt any there?!?!? hmmm i think there was but the 'nurse' got abit offended :/ all i wanted to no was he ok to go home and is there anything we should be doing so i couldnt get my answer there so i went home and the next day i called up to talk to a vet about his food but i got another nurse who wouldnt put me on to a vet and just said no thats fine what ur giving him and then said so what does he have?!?!? ohh im about to go nuts ahh well he seems ok now but i dont think that they gave him the proper meds yet or there not strong enough because his still abut sleepy and drinking heaps but they said its normal....but yes i think ill wait till i SEE a vet! lol thanks rileyj

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