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Old 01-27-2013, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Gunner eats plenty but you can count his ribs. Do beagle pups tend to be skinny b/ c they are so energetic?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your shouldn't be able to see too much rib or spine. Being energetic and busy is good but be sure that he is getting the proper amount of food. This site might give you an idea if he is too skinny or just right:

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm of the understanding you shouldn't be able to see your dogs ribs but slightly feel them when you touch them. Think this is a good guideline to keep an eye on your dogs weight. Try adding some minced chicken to your dogs feed, that will give your dogs body more substance and bulk him up a bit


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Have you had Gunner in for a vet check? Has he been de-wormed. Parasites can keep your pup from gaining weight. Normally, beagles are chow hounds and more apt to be too fat than too thin.
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Had poop tested yesterday and free of parasites. I will add in between meal snack but perhaps Gunner is like my daughter and blessed with a fast metabolism that I wish I had. LOL
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