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    I need input on how to put weight on Callie Roo. She's eating but I need something else to add fat.
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    Send her to me, I have absolutely no trouble gaining weight

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    Matt have you heard of satin balls? I used them when I had rescues that were malnourished and needed weight put on them. They are easy to make and work really well!!! http://www.dogforum.net/dog-frequent...fat-balls.html
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    hard boiled eggs or canned salmon work well. High in fat, but good fat.

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    I have one that is very hard to keep weight on. I started giving her 1/2 of her food in the morning and the other 1/2 in the evening. I also give her a boiled egg with each meal, 2 slices of bread, and a tablespoon full of yogurt. After a couple of weeks she looked like a new dog.

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    Get a good probiotic/digestive enzyme. I've cut my food rations by ~25% here since using BacPak Plus by Nzymes.

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    Look into Dyne Dog Supplement & read the reviews. It's a liquid you pour onto their food and they love it. I have a SUPER picky eating skinny boy and I have used it with success.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_1wt4cvgkzq_e

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    Thanks all, but going with the Satin Balls for Callie-Roo. I like the make up of those and she should tear them up.
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    Firestorms Full Throttle Chevy aka Callie-Roo 7/5/2007 - 10/25/2013 I miss you every day
    Proud owner of Kona's Surfer Girl, aka Loki.

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    my older golden won't touch satin balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalone67 View Post
    I need input on how to put weight on Callie Roo. She's eating but I need something else to add fat.
    Annamaet Impact. Lion Country Supply carries it and they sell truckloads of it. Great supplement.

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