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    I have a dog that has been having some trouble keeping weight on. High drive balls to the walls dog. Keeping weight on has always been a problem from the time he was a pup. He has been having some issues lately, (blood in urine) all the normal things that cause that have been checked. Been on antibiotics for a while. Now his protein levels are higher than the vet would like. She wants him on lower protein and higher fat. Any suggestions? His is and always has been on 26 % protein 16 % fat. ( I don't think the brand is important at this point)

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    Why not try to add a couple of tablespoons of Wesson oil to his food every feeding? It would lower the protein % and increase his fat %.

    Also, how old is the dog? Some 2 year olds will not put on weight. Kinda the canine equivalent to young men who are bean poles when young.
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    I have a dog with cushings, same story about the protein and it's hard to keep weight on him because my vet wants me to use a lower protein and higher fat food. I have tried several foods and the Fromm gold seems to work the best. good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Why not try to add a couple of tablespoons of Wesson oil to his food every feeding? It would lower the protein % and increase his fat %.

    Also, how old is the dog? Some 2 year olds will not put on weight. Kinda the canine equivalent to young men who are bean poles when young.
    The dog in question is 9 years old.

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    Dale Merlin is like Maxx. Balls to the wall. In the last couple of years Maxx has finally started to put on weight. He is 11 now. I didn't change anything as far as the brand of feed but he has slowed down enough now for him to actually use it. The blood in Merlin's urine would be my biggest concern.
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    The only food I can think of is Diamond High Energy 24% protein and 20% fat. Here is he link on the Diamond Website.
    http://www.diamondpet.com/products/d...mond_hienergy/

    I would also think of adding PROZYME digestive aid to each meal. Very cost effective and can make a big difference.
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    I had good results with salmon oil as part of a plan to put weight on my two year old, balls to the wall chocolate. Until they got ahold of it while i was at work and chewed it up on the couch....
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