Daisy our English Springer Spaniel is too thin!

by Angela
(Dublin)

We have an almost 2year old springer. According to weight guides she is 3kg underweight. For the last 2 - 3 weeks we increased her food and even give her a small portion during day. She still gets her exercise but is not putting on weight. Everyone who calls to house or sees her thinks she looks way too skinny. She has been wormed and we just got her dry food for active springers...any suggestions to fatten her up?


From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com

Hi there
there may be another digestive issue or parasite so you may wish to check with your vet. The good thing is she is eating and you have her on the active food, she may just be built that way. However it wouldn't hurt to get her checked out just to be sure


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Apr 17, 2012
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thin springer NEW
by: jan

hi had this problem with my springer when she was 2 years old a friend told me to try her on a working dog food as she might need it even though she was very active. shes now 10 years old and gained more weight but am not sure if its down to her slowing down or the food but she did gain a little weight after eating working dog food.

Apr 17, 2012
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thin springer NEW
by: jan

hi had this problem with my springer when she was 2 years old a friend told me to try her on a working dog food as she might need it even though she was very active. shes now 10 years old and gained more weight but am not sure if its down to her slowing down or the food but she did gain a little weight after eating working dog food.

Apr 04, 2012
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Fattening foods to boost weight NEW
by: Anonymous

If you get really conserned about your dogs weight - looking too thin - you could always try feeding them peanut butter as that is fattening.

Jun 06, 2011
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underweight ESS
by: Lynn

I always think that people are all different sizes so ESS can be too.

We have bro and sis 2yrs old and I know he is a dog and he's suppose to be bigger and he is ALOT bigger than his sister.

I once went to the vet like you and asked about her, explained that they both get the same amount of food and exercise each day and they are wormed etc.

He said that some might say that she is underweight but as long as you are making sure her diet is good and she doesn't have worms etc then there is nothing to worry about.

She doesn't wolf down her food like her brother does but she still does like her food (and the cats if she getsthe chance).

May 25, 2011
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by: Angela

I know it's so funny trying to get them to fatten up...Wish i had that problem!Vet says the same...just right size, was just getting concerned when people kept commenting but she is looking better already.thanks for all the help :)

May 24, 2011
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my skinny springer
by: MummyV

Hi, my 9 month old springer is exactly the same. She's been checked out by the vet who said that she is just built like that. She gets loads of excercise and LOVES her food but is always going to be a skinny Stella!! (I wish I had the same problem....)

May 24, 2011
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dog too thin
by: Anonymous

Hi, this might seem stupid but the feeding guidelines on the food packages can be pretty confusing sometimes. One of my friends got it completely wrong with the dog and thought she would feed her enough, but actually she was starving the poor dog. We read through the feeding guidelines again and found out what was wrong. Now the dog gets what he needs and everybody is happy. Just an idea. I think worms have been mentioned already. Good luck!

May 23, 2011
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by: Angela

Will do, thank you : )

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