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Feeding a Skinny German Shepherd?

Feeding a Skinny German Shepherd - Shepherd puppyMy German Shepherd looks too thin. He is 6 and a half months old and I feed him three times a day. Can anyone recommend a correct diet chart for him along with what to give him in his diet?

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March 23, 20171 found this helpful

Check out this site for feeding information:

www.shepped.com/.../

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March 23, 20171 found this helpful

You could reference to this website: www.shepped.com/.../

There are lots of information to help you care for your german shepherd.

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March 24, 20171 found this helpful

From sheped.com:

6 Month Old German Shepherd
At 6 months of age, you can begin introducing live ingredients into your puppys diet.
Ingredients like crushed animal bones, pieces of chopped liver, and raw eggs are all vital to helping your puppy build up natural immunities, and provide them with the nutrients that theyre not going to be getting from their dry food diet.

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March 25, 20171 found this helpful

You do not say if your puppy has been to the vet recently so if he has not been given a clean bill of health - I would suggest that as a first step.

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Here is a comment from a vet about weight gain:
There are some viruses and infections that will make it impossible for your dog to put on weight.
If there is no health problem or you cannot go to the vet right away, I would suggest adding Diatomaceous Earth (DE) to whatever diet you decide is best.
In case you are not familiar with Diatomaceous Earth (DE) here is a link to site that explains its benefits. I have also included a link that has some very good information on the correct diet for you puppy.

www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/.../

www.germanshepherdlife.com/.../

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March 27, 20170 found this helpful

The problem might be worms or parasites, not his diet. I would first worm him good and have him checked over by the vet.

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January 28, 20180 found this helpful

German Shepherd Dogs are prone to EPI ( Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) which means that they do not absorb the food that they eat. To test properly, a fasting blood test should be taken and sent to Texas A&M for testing/results. If your dog tests positive, the vet will prescribe enzymes and possibly B12 and an antibiotic.

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Until you know if your dog has a medical problem, diet will not answer your questions and could hurt your dog. If your Vet is not willing to test, I would find another Vet.

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