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Skinny Pointer Help

Postby Packfitter.com » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:17 am

I have a 4 year old Elhew English Pointer and he is looking skinnier than usual right now. He has all sorts of energy and drive but looks a little skinny to me. I have given him a dewormer recently in hopes that I can rid him of any worms he may have. I am not overly worried right now but wanted to see if any of you had any suggestions and or experiences related. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Re: Skinny Pointer Help

Postby berudd » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:09 pm

Has his activity level increased lately such as hunting more? If so, maybe all he needs is more food to replace the calories he is burning.
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Re: Skinny Pointer Help

Postby mcclinj » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:54 am

Post up a pic...and don't let other (non-bird doggers) influence your decision. I get told my GSP is too skinny about 3 times a week. You could give Annamaet Impact a try if your convinced though. I added another 1/2 cup of food about a month before hunting season. I tried adding another cup when the season started (We have been hunting grouse & pheasants about 3 times a week) in mid October....the dog stopped taking it all though so I backed her off. Duck season started here again in PA though so she'll be slightly less active.

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Re: Skinny Pointer Help

Postby Duckdon » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:58 pm

You could get a lab and feed it the same amount.........
Serious, I have 2 DD's and both are thin. My bitch is real thin no matter how much I feed. She is wide open and moving all the time. Healthy and will hunt all day, everyday. I would not worry about it if your dog is acting healthy.

I have a lab. She gets 1/3 of the feed the DD's get and I need to watch her weight.
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