My Dog Won't Gain Weight?

I tried the giving food and taking away food and it didn't work. Bandit went over a week and got pissed at me so he refused to eat anything. One thing that helped me was taking him off all chicken by-products, not natural chicken, but the so called by products. I put him on Blue Buffalo a great food he loves, plus the puppy which is better tasting. He loves the lamb and rice. He also loves pumpkin so I make him pumpkin pies. He is just skinny I guess.


My question, is Bandit is picky enough if I give him satin balls will he stop his dry food again altogether or do I mix it? Plus I thought raw burger gives your dog worms, what happens if you cook it like a burger? Help.

By Debbie T.

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February 7, 20140 found this helpful
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I think if I were you I would keep feeding the Blue Buffalo and skip treats that may or may not be healthy. The satin balls dont sound like they really add anything good to his diet. I would quit while I was ahead. Try pieces of his dry food for a treat. He wont know the difference.

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December 14, 20200 found this helpful

Absolutely incorrect about satin balls not adding anything good to a dog's diet. They were created by a vet and they actually contain the complete dietary needs for dogs

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February 8, 20140 found this helpful
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Have you had your dog de-wormed by a Veterinarian?

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

No I have not taken my pitbull to the vet yet that is my next step around the first he has been wormed and I've been giving him a cup of rice one day an egg the next day and alternating like that he is putting on weight but it's very slow

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March 28, 20160 found this helpful

Boil the burger you can do chicken as well. I recently adopted a rescue pup who was extremely malnourished. My vet gave me a vitamin, probiotic, and recommended boiling chicken or burger and rice for a meal once a day (plus her normal feeding) for a week. Also suggested adding boiled eggs with the meat and rice.


Also for treats mix together one cup of ground flaxseed, one cup of cooked oatmeal one cup of peanut butter form into balls and freeze. Thaw before giving as treats! Only give up to three a day as they're high in fat. And deff. Consult your vet before changing any part of his/her diet!!

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