Q: Is there anything I can give my St Bernard to Gain weight fast?
My St bernard had worms and has now gotten rid of them but she looks terrible. Is there anything i can do to fatten her up quick?
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Answer by Jessica L
You're probably going to laugh at me, but there's nothing like a big bowl of Biscuits and Gravy to fatten up a dog =)
Dealing with a ton of half-starved strays who wander past my fence, it's one of the few foods that dogs won't turn down, is easy on their stomach, and is packed with so many carbs that they will gain weight lickety-split.
Just whip up a batch of biscuits and crumble them into a bowl. Make a pan of white gravy (I may or may not include breakfast sausage) and pour it over the biscuits!
Answer by TK
It will be better for her health not to add weight too quickly. Just feed her the amount she should have to maintain her ideal weight. Her bones will get covered soon enough.
Answer by doglover
You never ever want to fatten up a giant breed like St Bernard fast!!! They need to grow & gain weight slowly, so their bones & hips aren't damaged!
Feed her a good high quality food made for giant/ large breeds.
Canidae, NutriSource (is excellent!) Wellness, Eagle Pac, Taste of the Wild are a few good brands. A giant breed is best if on the lean side (NOT underweight!) it is better on their hips & joints.
Trust me, nothing is more heartbreaking then having a dog with bad hips that has to be put down at the age of 4 or 5 because he cannot walk!! It is best to work with your vet on this, they can suggest what foods to feed and how much, they will also tell you what weight is best for her!! Hope this helps,, good luck!!
Answer by Sleepless in TN
You can add more dry food to her diet. You can also give her drained, rinsed ground beef or white rice. Do not give her any pork of any kind… it could make her very sick. I also recommend avoiding canned food if she is not accustomed to it. The reason is that the high fat content in canned food can give some dogs diarrhea which would be counter productive for weight gain.
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Be sure to give her food on a regular schedule. If she is less than one year feed her twice a day. If she is one year or older, feed her once a day.
Answer by bonzie12
you really don't want to "fatten" up your St Bernard quickly. Feed normally and give some treats now and then and the dog will gradually gain weight. Feed a high quality food without grains or by products and he will be fine.
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