YankeeDoodle Posted July 1, 2013 Report Share Posted July 1, 2013 I always thought Yankee was just lean like many border collies. When Yankee tore his paw pad the vet mentioned he needed to gain a few pounds and wished us luck with it (since he is an intact 9 month old male it apparently can be a challenge). So I up'd his food (Orijen all life stages) from 3.5 cups a day to four and started giving him a lunch. He has always gotten extras when I cook (scrambled eggs, any meat or raw fruit and veggies). He gets either pumpkin or yogurt in his kong with coconut oil. Also I try a d give him a can or two of food a week (wellness, earthborn or innova). So now a few weeks later he is still scrawny and not gaining weight. He looks like I don't feed him whenever he gets wet. You can count his ribs, feel his spine and hip bones. He has plenty of energy and we are very active. He takes an agility class and a herding lesson once a week, as well as we do beach runs about 3 times a week (which is mostly him playing in the waves waiting on my slow ass, or bringing me sticks or seaweed). I guess I am wondering if he just has a really high metabolism. He is 23 inches at the shoulder and weighs 42 pounds, eats like a horse and would probably eat until he exploded. Is there anything else I could be doing to get him to gain weight? Thanks in advance, Amber Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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