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    Default Putting on Weight

    im trying to get gyps to put weight but not very successfully
    shes pretty ribby. her hips dont stick out but her chest has no padding on it. she gets a mix of the dog food sausage (not much) raw meat fish vegies and kibble through out the week but she doesnt seem to put weight on any hints??

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    chicken necks are good for putting on weight

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    yep she gets them too!!

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    I find that whenever Jermaine is getting skinny, putting a tad of butter in with his wet food puts some meat on his bones.

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    If you go to a pet produce store or your vet they should be able to give you a powder called DiVetelact. It's animal milk formula. Add this to her food every single meal and you should notice a difference in about 2 weeks.

    I've used this for every underweight foster I've had and they have all loved the milk (when I made it up, otherwise I just sprinkled the powder in with meat).

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    yep she gets them too!!
    give her more of them

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    well she gets yoghurt too and she doesnt digest fats very well so im not sure butter will go down to well

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    Hey Laura,

    Some GSDs are notorious for being like this for the first couple of years. I have known so many GSD owners who've battled for years trying to add bulk around the chest and hsoulders.

    Gyps is still a pup though isn't she? How old is she now BTW? As she gets older you may find she starts to full out a bit more in breadth.

    I know the diet you have Gyps on, and that's fair enough, but TBH the difference in muscle development and breadth with a GSd on a natural diet that includes lots of chicken and regular organs is amazing, compared to the other. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hey Laura,

    Some GSDs are notorious for being like this for the first couple of years. I have known so many GSD owners who've battled for years trying to add bulk around the chest and hsoulders.

    Gyps is still a pup though isn't she? How old is she now BTW? As she gets older you may find she starts to full out a bit more in breadth.

    I know the diet you have Gyps on, and that's fair enough, but TBH the difference in muscle development and breadth with a GSd on a natural diet that includes lots of chicken and regular organs is amazing, compared to the other. Just my opinion.
    I have definitely seen the difference in Sumo's body since we started feeding natural foods and chicken necks...he looks beautiful! His body looks buffer and healthier!

    Ruby however is more of a couch potato and puts on weight easier, so the chicken necks will be kept at a lower intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I have definitely seen the difference in Sumo's body since we started feeding natural foods and chicken necks...he looks beautiful! His body looks buffer and healthier!
    Ruby however is more of a couch potato and puts on weight easier, so the chicken necks will be kept at a lower intake.
    Would you agree that Sumo looks better then across the shoulders and chest, just more...what's the word...solid?

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