All responsible pet owners are concerned about maintaining a healthy weight for their pets. Sometimes that means putting weight on an animal that has been sick or malnourished for any reason. People who work with animal rescue organizations often come into contact with dogs who have been underfed or, because of untreated health problems, have not been able to keep weight on. But owners of a finicky or recently ill dog might also want to know how to help their best friend quickly gain weight.
How to put weight on your dog fast? Here are 4 steps. Follow me step by step.
Step1: Have your dog thoroughly examined by a veterinarian. Parasites and other unresolved health problems can prevent dogs from maintaining a healthy weight no matter what they are fed. Instead of randomly adding calories to your dog’s diet, work with your veterinarian to compose a plan for your pet’s best overall health.
Step2: Try a homemade dietary supplement for your dog known as satin balls with your veterinarian’s approval. Even the pickiest pups can’t resist them and satin balls are full of quality nutrition that will help your dog build muscle and can improve the condition of his coat. Mix together the following ingredients in a large bowl:
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
* 1 jar natural peanut butter
* 1 small jar wheat germ
* 1 dozen egg yolks
* 1 cup natural, uncooked oats soaked in one cup heavy cream or cultured whole milk yogurt
Step3: Form the mixture into walnut-sized or smaller balls. Balls should be more or less bite-sized but this will vary according to the size of your dog’s mouth. Store two or three days worth of treats in the refrigerator and freeze the remainder.
Step4: Feed your dog one to five thawed satin balls a day according to your veterinarian’s recommendation.