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    I had to take Lola in to talk about her spay ad they did some blood work so she will be getting fixed the 23rd. I was going to get her fixed earlier but im going out of town and I dont want her to be recovering and needing to rest while we are traveling. But the vet told me she is still to thin. On her last puppy visit they told me the same thing also, since then I have added 1/4 cup of the 4% cottage cheese one a day at dinner, and the past week I have added honest kitchen food along with her kibble in the morning. She is getting 3 cups of food 3x a day and is on fromm. She also gets treats during the day and fruit like apples and banana so how in the heck is this not enough? My vet isn't familiar with fromm but he did look it up and he told me that it's a very low fat food so I need to either start feeding her more or start adding more calories to her diet. Does anyone have any good healthy ideas on how to do that? I don't want to just give her crap I want her to have healthy fats that will put on weight but also keep her healthy. Any help would be wonderful! Thanks!

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    Well..isn't Miss Lola LUCKY??? I wish my doctor would tell ME this! How much does she weigh? Is she not gaining at all? I don't know much different than what you are doing.. Maybe @desertskybulldogs might...

    thought of bananas...

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    Can you take a photo of her from the topside? I would really like to know what your vet is calling "too thin"....


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    Lola is getting 9 cups of food a day? of 1 cup 3x a day?
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    I am zero help, but are they sure there is nothing else going on with her? 9 cups of Fromm/day seems like ALOT of food. That's more than recommended for the Great Dane I have been researching (Shhhh, don't tell Tonka). Tonka eats 3 cups/day if I can get that into him and a few treats and he is 55 lbs at 11 months. That just seems like a ton of food to be eating everyday and still be too skinny, unless it's 1 cup/3x.... That's still seems about right though.
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    Default Re: Miss Lola just got back from the vet

    How old is she? What does she weigh now? Which and how much Fromm does she get a day?

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    Did you mean 1 cup 3 times a day. 9 cups of food a day seems like a Lot of food to be eating and not gaining. If you are feeding 3 cups a day , you could add a little bit more, or maybe you could try replacing some of her meals with home cooked food. Ground beef with mixed vegetables and brown rice or sweet potatoes. The best persons to ask are Cowsmom , and Desertskybulldogs , regarding food related questions
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    You really don't want to add protein in her diet, but tripe and for example lamb fat are god options.

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    No she is getting 3 cups of food a day so 1 cup per meal then in the morning I mix 1/4 cup honest kitchen food with some water and mix it with her cup of kibble. She is a tall girl and looks lean but by no means thin! I am going to take a pic right now and post it give me a couple minutes.

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    I really hope you aren't feeding that sweet girl 9 cups of food a day lol

    I wouldn't change foods or treats. Get her some organic cocount oil to add some calories to her meals. One tsp per 10 pounds of body weight or 1 tbs per 30 pounds. Start slow with once a day, working up to adding it at each feeding. Some dogs can get sick if given the full dose right away. You can easily add 300 calories a day and put some healthy weight on her.

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    She looks good to me! From the side you can see the bottom of her ribs sticking out some but she has always been like that. Her hips and waist are narrow but they don't look thin to me thats just the way she is built. She has always been shaped like this so Im not sure to be worried or just go about what I'm doing and just go with my gut on this one. Lolas breeder told me she was thin the a week ago when we met up with her also. She acts healthy and if very active so I think she is fine what ya think?

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    Oh and I forgot Lola weighed 43lbs today and I think thats pretty good for a 7 month old! I already do give her coconut oil 2ml a day so maybe that is to small of an amount from what you have said so that would e enough for a 20lb dog so I could add there but I don't want to make her sick from all the stuff she is on!

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