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10-26-2011 11:39 AM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

Originally Posted by BamBam
raw chicken bones are fine - see BARF diet
i'm going to do the RAW diet myself when i get Laszlo here in february and i read that you can't feed dry/raw together since the stocmach digests them in totally different times. Confuses their bellies i guess?
i thought that the standard for males was like 50-60lbs..i must have read that wrong.
10-24-2011 04:04 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

raw chicken bones are fine - see BARF diet
10-24-2011 12:48 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

BamBam: be super careful about feeding chicken wings to your dog! chicken bones are hollow and can be bad news because they shatter so easy. The last thing you want in your dogs tummy is a shattered bone!
10-24-2011 12:37 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

My Phoebe is a little small, 15 months old, about 21" at the shoulder and 42 lbs last vet visit.

She looks good and her muscle tone seems right (she gets lots of exercise each day).

I expected here to weigh more but she appears to be healthy at 42 lbs.
09-14-2011 04:44 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

my female vizsla is 9 months and about 21-22 inches and weighs about 40.7lbs, sometimes she weighs a little less, some a little more.
She has always been a really foody, but just recently has started not eating meals. I wonder if this is because her growing has really slowed down, and she feels she doesnt need as much.
To try and put on weight I would give her lots of raw chicken wings.
09-14-2011 12:28 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

I have the same problem with Copper at 1.5 years and maybe he is 45 lbs now. I think I will be trying out EVO red meat formula. It has the highest fat content I can find. We use Nupro powder to make a gravy and he eats that usually. : For the last few weeks we have been mixing cooked chop meat or steak into his food and it disappears before our eyes. ;D The trick is to spend the time every week and cook it up and then keep in a large Tupperware. Open fridge 2 big spoons of meat and a large bowl of dry food 3X a day. That will work for sure. I wish we had more time.
09-14-2011 08:55 AM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

My 2 yr female lillee stand just 22 inch to the shoulder and she weighs 42 pounds and looks great I run her everyday for over 2 hrs I feed blue buffalo chicken and Brown rice. For most of the year and when it comes September1 I switch to high protein blue buffalo which is salmon and Brown rice she will only eat in the afternoon to evening now by the end of October u will be able to see her ribs pretty good but I will hunting her so she will be eating double what se usually does she does the on her own
08-31-2011 06:03 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

he'll be getting his first satin balls tonight. Did I mention he actually just gained 2 - 3 lbs?

In case you need the receipe or how to mix it all up.

Bailey for "the show" two weeks ago got feed about 8 pounds of Satin Balls in 5 days. This was while he was with the person I sent him to for "handling lessons" the week before the show in Reno.

She said he refused his normal kibble once he got to eat his fill of Satin Balls. He filled out nicely.

Before he left he was 59 pounds. Afterwards he was 63. The four pounds made a difference. Now back at home and running the hills again, he is back at his "huntin' weight" of about 60. He is 24 inches tall.

08-31-2011 05:24 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

My Dozer weighed in at 44 lbs yesterday with two collars and a leash on and he's one year old today and still intact. So ur not alone. I mix about a tbsp of wet food in with his dry to keep him interested and he'll be getting his first satin balls tonight. Did I mention he actually just gained 2 - 3 lbs?
08-25-2011 02:55 PM
Re: Is my vizsla to small/Thin?

Willie's about about 4-1/2 years old now, and he weighs 70 pounds. He measures 24" at the withers. At one point, he got up to 75 pounds, and the Vet said that was too much. I didn't have to alter his mealtime calories at all. Just had to cut back on the treats he was getting throughout the day. I tend to suffer from an owner's affliction -- "treat inflation". Every day he was asking for more and more treats, and I was giving in! So anyway, gradually he dropped back down to 70 lbs. He still gets a few treats, but less than before.
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