I adopted a "BRAT" 8 months ago. When I got him he was so thin (16-17lbs) and his hair was dull and full of dander.
I have his hair all straightend out (by good food and vitamins) and I had his weight up to 22lbs.(even then he looked a bit thin)
However he has been looking a bit thin so I took him into the vet to be weighed and he is back down to 17lbs! I feel like such a bad mom, and all of this has happend in the last month. He has lost 3 lbs in the last 2 wks.
I had a blood pannel ran and the vet said everything looked normal.
-He is on Royal Canin puppy food (its higher fat)
-He gets treats all the time (he was neglected before I got him- so I am going to spoil him to make it up:) )
-He is 3.5yrs old
-tests neg on falconi strips
-he does run ALOT
-he acts normal and has normal energy–infact he outlast my Mothers 1yr old basenji in the B500
- you can see his ribs and hip bones, not emaciated, but if I saw this dog at the dog park I would think he needed more food.
-He has full access to food
-he is a bit nervous- due to the home I got him from
I am just concerned, the vet thinks he may just be a thinner dog. But that answer seems too easy and I would like to put about 8lbs on him and find out what is going on.
Anyone else have an idea?