Q: Found Starving Dog--Best Way to Fatten Up?

March 28, 2009 | By Anonymous | 7 answers | Expired: 2056 days ago


I found an extremely neglected/starving dog. I have been feeding her "Taste of the Wild" and Green Beef Tripe (lots!) because of their high protein/fat contents.

I've heard puppy food is also good to put on weight. Any other ideas?

Update! We took her to the vet (thanks, Aunt E!) and she doesn't appear to have any parasites... and she's been putting on weight and looking great! Thank you all!

Readers' Answers (7)
Mary C.

Apr 02, 2009

Taste of the wild is a great food and there are huge health benifits to feeding a high protein low carb diet so I would stick with that food, after you rule out any health issues and parasites a great addition to what you are already doing would be to add probiotics. A great one is Ration plus, just add it to the food daily. It replaces healthy bacteria and helps utilize the food nutrients better.

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Apr 01, 2009

Its really great you are took the dog in.... bring him to a Vet to check him for anything - parasites, heartworm, etc.
I also don't think it't a great idea to fatten a dog up to quickly - so if he is putting weight on then keep up what you are doing - if he isn't gaining at all - time for a Vet check?
On all the bags of food - there are guidlelines - and they are felixible saying between 1- 1-3/4 cup of food or whatever - so always go to the higher side of the guidelines. Good Luck!

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Mar 29, 2009

Its sounds like you are doing a great job! I also feed my dog taste of the wild and he has been doing great on it. The only thing I noticed is that you have to feed more of it then what it recommends on the bag. I would just contiune doing what you are and also mix the puppy food in with the TOTW.

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