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    Isnt gaining Weight

    My 5montj old Frenchie pup Roger. Isnt putting weight on. One day he looks chunky and lovely the next day he looks like he has not eating in days (Help)

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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    How much does Roger weigh? What are you feeding him?

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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    And how many times x day are you feeding him? I feed ours 2 x a day. Dry only in am and a mix of home cooked and dry in pm.

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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    A 5 month old pup should be fed 3 times a day. If his poop is firm increase his food. If his poop gets soft or runny cut back just a bit. I don't know what food you are feeding, but a high quality food is always advisable.
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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    Thank guys i cant remember what he weighs. I am going the vets tomorrow for another Weigh in. Rogers diet is fresh Chicken,Chicken Livers, Lamb, white fish, Tuna, Sardines, eggs, all Veggies, all Fruit, goat cheese and natuarl yougurt x
    I feed him 3 times a Day. He was on Kibbels but he get throwing them back up so we started feeding him this diet and hes been ok but some days he looks real skinny towards his back end x
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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    Quote Originally Posted by davidh View Post
    A 5 month old pup should be fed 3 times a day. If his poop is firm increase his food. If his poop gets soft or runny cut back just a bit. I don't know what food you are feeding, but a high quality food is always advisable.
    David, our vet also recommended 3 times a day for our pupp. At what age do you transition to 2 times a day?
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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    3-5 months 3Xs per day after that 2Xs pr day. Some people feed once a day after 1 year but I personally think it's better to keep to the suggested per day on your food bag and divide it over two servings. I don't know if my theory holds but once per day eating is bad for a human and leads to being over weight and can cause diabetes so to me it makes sense it would do it to an animal too.
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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    @gmarti20 you can switch to twice a day around 7 months of age.
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    Re: Isnt gaining Weight

    thanks David!

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