i have small dog has lost wieght wife left us he was feed people food…

i have small dog has lost wieght wife left us he was feed people food got him to eat dry dog food (kibles and bits) but not gaining wieght anything i can do to help my buddie out

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elize roets
5 years ago

There can be allot of things it can be mentally or medical go to your vet and ask him to do a full checkup on your doggie so that you can be sure that he us not sick.. deworm him if you do not want to take him to the vet

PK Dennis
5 years ago

By small dog, do you mean a puppy?  Or is it an under-weight adult?  If it is an adult, keep in mind that you should be able to feel his ribs easily, he should have a tucked up tummy, but you should not be able to easily see his hip bones.  Lots of people think a dog is underweight when in fact they are at a perfect weight. You need to find a much better kibble if that is what you want to feed him.  There is NO good dog food that can be purchased in a grocery store.  You… Read more »

Diedra Cardamone
5 years ago

Hello, I would worry first that there might be an underlying health reason causing the weight loss. I would ask your vet to rule out this before solely focusing on the diet. Look for intestinal worms, do a blood profile, heartworm test, parasite check, etc. Your vet can help with which is most important. I agree with PK on much of her explanation. I do however worry about allowing a pet to go hungry. I much prefer the entice them (however you have to) and then gradually without them being able to realize it, transition them to what you want… Read more »