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Old 11-23-2012, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So Arthur went for a groom (for summer its 32 celcius tomorrow) and I couldnt help but notice that he is SUPER thin. He is on a barf diet but with rice etc and eats 10% of his body weight a day as recommended. Does he look too skinny to all you guys?

I am slightly worried.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think he looks fine! when I wash my three they look tiny. Its his hair cut!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He doesn't look too thin to me, but you can check for yourself. When you run your hands over the ribs and back, you should feel bones but they should not feel like they are nothing but bone. If you don't feel muscle/fat with the bones, he may be a bit thin.
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He is thin but can't tell if its too thin. How old is Arthur? And as Maggie suggested run your hands over his ribs and back. He does look adorable in his new haircut.
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Dewey looks like that. My other three are almost two and three, and they filled out more after a year how much does he weigh? He looks fine to me.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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He does look thin to me for a puppy, but maybe it's the haircut?

You have to be very careful when you feed a puppy a homecooked or raw diet as an imbalanced diet can affect their health for the rest of their life. Have you gotten a blood panel done to make sure his nutritional requirements are being met?

Please read this article by Dr. Becker:

PLEASE Know What You’re Doing If You Prepare Pet Meals at Home
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I usually cut Milo's hair on his body very tight and he looks too thin for a while after the haircut - but he is at a healthy weight.
You should get your vet to check him to put your mind at rest.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi there ,

Becky was quite thin also up until about 2 weeks ago i noticed when i bathed her she was starting to fill in alot , she is still young though 11 months .....
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Oh he is so cute. He kinda looks thin compared to the 2 puppies I have had. My Vet said to always feed a traditional puppy foods. I used Fromm and Natural Balance. They were both plump. I have see thinner puppies too though.
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He doesn't look too thin to me, but I can't see or feel his ribs in a pic. He sure is cute though!!


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