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Old 11-19-2012, 05:41 PM
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He doesn't look too thin to me, some dogs are just naturally lean. My Toby is the same way, I get comments that he is too thin all the time, but the vet says he is perfect. Has your vet told you that he is too thin? The rule of thumb is that you should be able to feel his bones easily but not see them. If you could post some additional pictures from different angles, maybe we could tell more. But it is easier to tell in person.

If you are worried about it, Ziwipeak is excellent and I've only heard of a couple of dogs that don't like it. Toby is a picky eater, but he lovesss his Ziwipeak more than anything. You could try that, although I do not know if it is available where you are. Maybe try bully sticks- they are a big hit here and add a few extra calories. Also, you can try dehydrated chicken or other poultry or dehydrated liver. Many dogs love that.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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I think this little man just doesn't want to eat in the am! I am thinking that the vet says he is OK, he is maintaining his weight just fine. He looks lean in the picture but not terribly thin. I'd vote to feed him maybe a treat in the am and his main meal in the evening.
I agree. Odie doesn't eat in the mornings. I usually give her a little treat before I leave the house and that's all she eats until the afternoon. She also has a late night snack, which is probably what's holding her over until the afternoon/evening. She's just not a morning girl. I would say that she looks similar in build as well from a top view, with maybe the tiniest bit more weight in the waist.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:36 PM
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I'd like to see a side view of your dog, if you don't mind posting a picture.
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He looks perfect to me as well If he likes to eat once a day give him as much as he will eat once a day He's a beautiful chi and I would say he's perfect weight for his size
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:27 AM
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Hey guys, thanks for letting me know he's not skinny. His eating his breakfast most of the time now, but his still the same weight. As long as he's happy' i'm fine. I once saw him at his fattest state b4 i adopt him so was always wondering how come he could never get back to his more chubby state.
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