Question: This dog was recently adopted from a
loving but unsuitable home. She is
currently being treated for tick fever
and is underweight. Former vet says
it is possible that she her weight is
due to possible coyote heritage and that she may never gain. Current vet doubts
coyote heritage although admits that
she looks as if that were the case and
also says that her weight might be
natural for her. This dog is skin and
bones but acts bright, active and
healthy. She itches a lot. She is
currently eating Science Diet Senior.
What should I feed her?
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–I would rule out parasitic, and internal diseases like malabsorption/maldigestion. Try feeding her a higher quality diet with wholesome ingredients such as that from Wysong (# 800 748-0188). Supplement it with digestive enzymes like Rx Zyme from Rx Vitamins, and Nupro from Nutripet. This will provide her with everything her body will need to reach her optimum weight. Although she may have a lean ideal body weight, she should not be skin and bones. Coyotes are not genetically predisposed to being underweight, but rather are generally malnourished and therefore scrawny in appearance.