Like the title says, I have a 3 year old lab (almost 4) named Emmett. He is actually a mutt, but seems predominantly lab/golden mix. We are positive he is half lab because his momma was registered- don't really know what else is in there
Anyways, he is SUPER skinny. He is UTD on deworming, shots, etc. He is very active and always acts like he is starving. He gets 4 cups of Purina One Large Breed Adult Formula (Chicken and Rice flavor) over day (recommended amount) split up into 2 cups in the AM and 2 cups in the PM.
I know dogs are not supposed to be fat, but I worry about it and would feel a little better with a bit more cushion of fat on him. Right now, his ribs, spine and hips are easily felt. The vets said he is fine, not in danger of starving or anything but that they felt he would be fine if I wanted him to gain a few pounds just for my peace of my mind. He currently weighs about 61 pounds and I think he would look just perfect at about 71 or so.
Everyone who sees him claims he's emaciated . The vets and vet students at my barn however tell me the same thing as his regular vet. They say people are just used to seeing overweight dogs, especially overweight labs.
On this scale he is probably about a 2 ...http://www.sonomapets.com/wp-content...body-scale.jpg
Any ideas on what I can do to help him gain a bit? Thanks for the help!