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    Default Looking for a high calorie dog food.

    I am having trouble getting weight on my 1 year old. She never sits still therefor burning through her food. She is now on Royal Canin for labs and I am feeding her 7 cups a day! She gets 3 1/2 cups in the morning and at night.

    Any suggestions?

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    How much does your dog weigh?
    Is she a small dog?

    What does your vet say about this?
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    She is a smaller framed lab. She is at 50lbs now. The vet is the one that told me to go to twice a day feedings and feed her until she gets loose stools. That happens at 4-4 1/2 cups twice a day....so I backed off to where I am at now. He said that she needs to gain weight otherwise there is a possibility that her body will put stress on her organs if there is no fat to draw from. I don't think that she is that bad but you sure can see her ribs and it seems that she does wear out faster than other dogs. I have had her screened for about everything so I do not think it anything other than high energy and/or high metabolism...but am open to other possibilities.

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    I've read that canned pumpkin is supposed to be pretty good for dogs.

    Does Eukanuba make a Max/Active/Performance dog food?


    What about the small breed puppy food? Isn't that stuff higher in calories?


    http://www.petobesityprevention.com/..._Dry_Foods.pdf
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    Bullet, were you the one that posted the video of the dog pacing the kennel? If so it seems like you never will be able to keep weight on her until you can stop that. I am curious if you tried some of the suggestions. I would be worried about other mental/emotional issues that might occur as well as the weight. Good luck! I have sympathy for these "high dog" owners.

    PS: Neither of my dogs will even touch pumpkin! I tried to mix some in with their food and they acted like I was trying to poison them
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    "Evo" has 537 calories per cup.
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    Innova EVO, and Blue Buffalo's "Blue Wilderness" are the highest calorie dog foods I have found.

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    Enhance Professional Athlete 30/22 635 cal/cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Bullet, were you the one that posted the video of the dog pacing the kennel? If so it seems like you never will be able to keep weight on her until you can stop that. I am curious if you tried some of the suggestions. I would be worried about other mental/emotional issues that might occur as well as the weight. Good luck! I have sympathy for these "high dog" owners.

    PS: Neither of my dogs will even touch pumpkin! I tried to mix some in with their food and they acted like I was trying to poison them
    Yes...that is me. I have been putting her travel kennel in there and she seems to calm down a little in there. Hopefully after awhile I will be able to then just leave the kennel in there and eventually take the travel kennel out of there all together. Other than the need to be around/near me she is the perfect dog. She loves to train and her personality is awesome...I could not ask for anything better.

    I just figure if I can get more calories in here for now I can atleast get some weight on her while I fix the separation anxiety issue.

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    If you really need it both Eagle Pack and Annamaet have Ultra high test kibble developed for sled dogs that's not generally advertised. Something like 40/30.
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