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    Default Lucy went to the vet today and she is underweight!

    So I took Lucy today for her 9 week shots and they said she is under weight and I do agree! I bought two cans of EVO beef canned food to give her a spoon full along with her kibble every meal. The EVO can says its 95% beef and its high in calories. He said he likes to see bulldogs her age gain 5 pounds per month but he wants her to gain 8 lbs by the next visit. So my question is does any one know how to add weight to a puppy without giving the massive poops? She is on a grain free all stages food so maybe it is a little to lean but I love the food so I don't want to change that I rather give snacks and put toppers on her food. I also have tried giving her cottage cheese a couple times and she gets the runs so not really sure what would work for her. Thanks!
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    How much is she eating per day right now?


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    Default Re: Lucy went to the vet today and she is underweight!

    She is eating two cups now but he wants me to go up a half cup a day.

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    Lola was very lean as well but so is both of their moms. She has a very lean look to her and is very active and that is for sure who Lola took after but Lucy has more of the dads traits.

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    Default Re: Lucy went to the vet today and she is underweight!

    I have been told adding a tablespoon of coconut oil a day will help, supplemented by a little meat that is well tolerated. I am supposed to do this for my new baby bully Buster when he arrives tomorrow for the next few weeks to month. Apparently he came from a litter that did not have much drive to eat. He looks pretty chubby to me but I will follow directions. But there are a lot of folks on this site who are experienced in nutrition and I would defer to their recommendations.

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    Default Re: Lucy went to the vet today and she is underweight!

    Lots of broccoli, it's good calories, but calories non-the-less
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    I would just increase the kibble a bit, maybe a smudge of cottage cheese


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    I agree with @desertskybulldogs, we would feed a pup that young 3 times a day and about 3/4 to 1 cup each feeding.
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    Default Re: Lucy went to the vet today and she is underweight!

    Ok I will go up to 3/4 a meal and add a couple spoon fulls of the EVO and hopes it helps.

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    Default Re: Lucy went to the vet today and she is underweight!

    I see its already been suggested...I would just increase the kibble and blob some cottage cheese on there too

    I usually have the opposite problem...cutting back cos Lucy puts on pounds very quickly

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    Default Re: Lucy went to the vet today and she is underweight!

    So I started Lucy on 3/4 cup yesterday for lunch and gave her a big spoon of the EVO beef soft food so it has been 5 meals of that and I swear I can see a difference in her already! she still isnt as puppy chubby as she needs to be but she is looking better! I feel bad that I was starving her and didn't even know it! So far she hasn't gotten the runs so keeping my fingers crossed!

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    sounds like you found the right food match for her glad she is looking better already.
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