This afternoon we are adopting a dog from the pound. She is an 8 year old american foxhound and she is skin and bones. I don’t know what this poor dog has been through but her ribs are sticking out so badly. The adoption lady told me she needs to get some meat on her bones (the dog, not the adoption lady!) Any recommendations for what to feed her?
Answer by skaterchicc
I have watched Animal Cops on Animal Planet a bunch of times and every time they take in a malnourished (underfed) dog they just feed it regular meals. If the lack of weight is affecting your dog’s health, I would recommend feeding it 3x a day. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner.) As soon as your dog looks like she is her ideal weight, feed her 2x daily. Never overfeed a dog because they will become overweight and be more susceptible to life threatening conditions. (Arthritis, tumors, etc.)
Hope this helps,