How to Fatten Up a Malnourished Dog

by Farmer Jack
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Dog owners want to keep their pets healthy and fit all the time. The pets must have a good diet that nourishes them and gives them the impetus to stay active. Therefore, since dogs depend on us for feeding and care, it is not fair to have any flaw in their diet.

In the world today, most dogs suffer obesity, which is the complete opposite of malnutrition or underfed dog. The article will guide you on how to add weight on an underfed dog. If you use the few tips that we will share here, then you will be on the right track.

How to Make Your Malnourished Dog Fat

A dog that has lost so much weight may start to show the bony structure, as the proud owner, this is the time for a makeover. You need to start looking at several scenarios as you start feeding him little by little in the course of the day. Create a feeding schedule for the next few days and try to understand if diet or poor appetite is causing all these problems.

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Find Out What is the Reason for Losing Weight

The very first thing that should concern you is the reason why your pet is losing weight. You only need to move further if you already know the reason so that you do not get it wrong.

Once you have identified the reason for weight loss, with the help of a nutritionist you can come up with the best solution for fattening. Start by knowing the ideal weight of the kind of breed you own and make a comparison.

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Have a Food Journal

When your only dedication for the next few days is to fatten your dog, you need to keep a food diary. The journal gives you a daily record of what type of food and the amount the dog consumes in a day.

Make adjustments on the calories amount for each food and make a weekly analysis. Noting down such details give a clue about the dog food intake and the proportions taken. You can use the final analysis when making recommendations.

Deworm the Pet

The chances are that your pet may get some infections internally which could in some way affect the dog’s appetite. When faced with the dilemma of fattening your dog, make sure you get the right medication for deworming the animal.

You can try introducing your dog to capsules which hopefully the dog does not have a problem with swallowing.

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Make Sure the Pet Stays Active

Walk your dog and introduce some new games on a daily schedule in an attempt to maintain the dog’s fitness. A dog will be seen as healthy if it does all expected activities correctly. The daily routines of playing and jumping around keep him happy, healthy, and active.

Change the Dog’s Diet

When everything is right on the track to make sure that you use a different diet. Move to high energy foods and confirm that all food is finished. Study the eating habits, if you note some discomfort in what you are serving, identify what the dog loves and include in the diet.

Try variations in the diet and give less of dry foods. There is no harm in adding cheese and some pieces of unskinned chicken.

Make the Dog Feel Relaxed

Create a relaxing environment and try not to create tension when handling the dog. When it comes to feeding to fatten him, pampering will not cost you anything. Treat the animal the way you would a healthy and fit one. Motivate him by offering food because this is not the time to force-feed him.

Add Supplements to the Diet

Some food elements may only be present on food supplements. Additional supplements enhance faster growth and additional energy.

Final Words

The tips we shared here are credible when it comes fattening your malnourished pet. Some of the details may not work but do not forget to give your pet small quantities of high-quality food at least three or four times a day.

 If you have a case where your dog is lethargic and does not want to eat, take him to the veterinary. At the vet’s clinic, they will perform additional tests to ascertain the real problem.

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