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      Quote Originally Posted by BreeNicholas View Post
      He is a gorgeous boy!

      And I know bacon is not a good every day type thing, I wouldn't feed him it everyday but maybe every once in awhile. I am feeding him coconut oil and a raw egg, veggies and some fruits- it should help him gain a little weight.

      A good probiotic; what do you guys think about The Missing Link? Would that be something to add to his food to help with digeston, skin and coat health etc?

      And ok so males normally eat way more the females. My German Shepherd is a female and I've always had to watch her weight so she didn't get to chubby lol. She's the only large breed dog I have to kinda compare to.



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      Thanks. I've never used Missing Link, so can't speak to that. I use Dogzymes Complete, which was formerly called Newf Warrior. It was developed by a Newfoundland breeder originally as a supplement for her puppy families. I use dog probiotics vs human probiotics, because while we share some strains of gut bacteria with dogs, they also carry other bacteria specific to canines. If you run a forum search for probiotics I'm guessing you'll get a ton of results. I know there have been threads discussing the topic.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SunDance View Post
      I'd recommend against bacon. Google pancreatitis.
      Thank God for Google!

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      Quote Originally Posted by dxboon View Post
      There are lots of healthier options for caloric add-ins for the puppy. Pancreatitis is always a worry with fatty treats and toppers, as mentioned above. I know more than one person whose dogs have gotten pancreatitis from really fatty treats. Not saying every once in a while you can't break off a small piece of bacon from your plate to use as a treat, but I don't think that's the best food additive in this case. Eggs, my dogs get a raw one sometimes on days when they eat homecooked or raw.
      My dog won't eat eggs, but he likes deer poop, I hope that's low in fat.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
      My dog won't eat eggs, but he likes deer poop, I hope that's low in fat.
      I hear bunny poop tastes great as well!


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      I use either Probios powder (the gel for neonates), or FortiFlora for a probiotic.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BreeNicholas View Post
      Thank you all for the replies!

      Just in average how much should a 6 month old lab weigh? I know they all vary and doing a search you can find "average" weight. But I am curious on your personal experiences with the breed.

      I'm going to up his food intake. I feed Nature's Domain: the same food as my other 2. He also gets treats throughout the day (after training sessions) and coconut oil.

      I measure his food because if I don't, he'll way overeat and I would hate for him to get sick. I know people free feed and I don't have any problems with that. It's just not for me.

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      Just wanted to give you a suggestion, I also routinely feed Natures Domain and its definately a food that you dont want to feed a growing pup who has some trouble keeping weight on. I have a little yellow female who is a little over 1 now and the amount she would need to eat to maintain a decent weight is ridiculous. She does much better on something more calorie dense and with grains. I recommended since you are at costco anyway for the Natures Domain, pick up a bag of the kirklands puppy food. I bet he does much better on that food

      My older black lab does great on the Natures Domain, so does my corgi, it just doesnt work for my high energy, field bred yellow lab

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      Quote Originally Posted by meeps83 View Post
      i hear bunny poop tastes great as well!


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      lol!

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      Diek looks alot like my Onyx. I always thought Onyx was too thin. But he's a lab mixed (unknown with what) so he never put on the weight I was expecting him to have. He's now 2 years old and 62 pounds. The vet says he's a healthy weight. He still looks thin to me, but whenever you take Diek to the vet I'm sure he or she will tell you if you need to be concerned.

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