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Weight, Food, Poo & Farts

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As the title suggest this post could get bloated and smelly like me and Mowgli. 

 

I have only had Mowgli 9 weeks and from day one he has been a fussy eater. The previous owner feed him random cooked meets in large amounts and when I got him he weighed 36KG. Today he is 32! (Husky / Malamute X) 

I walk him an hour in the morning, 15-35min at lunch and an hour in the evening plus he is at work all day with me during the week. (Sleeping most the time :) )

 

He is my first dog and I just wont to make sure i am doing right by him.

 

I am now feeding him wolfworthy dry only which is very high protein and am trying to get the amounts right. He is on 360g a day fed over two meals. I am considering dropping this a little as his stools are too soft. I am after some feedback from other owners on his weight and appearance as well as food amounts in grams. Oh he also farts a lot and it STINKS clears the room, settles and then he does it again! :smack:

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So My question are:

1: Is the exersise too much causing weight loss?

2: Does he look underweight?

3: Am I feeding him enough or to much?

4: Farting way to much ?

5: Am I a paranoid new dog owner which read too much on the internet?

 

I have taken him to the vets and they gave him a MOT and said he was fine but I was not 100% confident in them as they didn't really know the breed.

 

I have gone through 20 pages in the section of the forum before i decided to post so please be nice.....

 

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His weight to me looks fine, huskies are supposed to be lean.  Many people have told me that Nikko looks too thin, but he is right on target. 

 

The amount of food sounds about right, maybe even a little less than normal.  It may be the type of food that is causing soft poo and his smelly farts.  Is it a grain free formula?  You can always try dogfoodadvisor.com to check out other brands.  I went through a few different brands until i found one that worked well, and I use Taste of the Wild.  if I remember correctly mine would have issues with high protein foods, so maybe that could be the issue.

 

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Hi Jay, Thanks for your reply. Im glad someone has confirmed he looks ok. At first I thought I was under feeding him but his stools got very bad when he was eating around 400g per day. The food is grain free and very high quality. The site you recommended does not list it. Info can be found here wolfworthy.co.uk. I was thinking the food may be the cause of his farting but I want to persist with this food as I believe the contents is good and balanced. I am going to monitor he weight, poo and farts for a week or so and see what happens.

Thanks!

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he looks fine to me...food but even mire treats are the main cause of farts...

overfeed can cause runny poo so as long as you do not have that ... mine are about 30 kgs each and get 145 grams of pressed protein pellets a day and in the morning they get half a cup of yoghurt as well...

doubt that the excersise is causing weight loss maybe fat is being turned into mussle

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Hi Jack, Thanks for your reply. Hearing the amount you feed makes me feel happier. I have notice the more I feed the worst his poo is. Can get runny :) I think you right about the treats causing farts. I use Natures Menu Beef and Chicken Treats and this could be the cause.

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they could indeed be that cause...I know that when mine have dried tribe their farts are out of this world...they have there own bio gas producer...

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2 minutes ago, robke said:

they could indeed be that cause...I know that when mine have dried tribe their farts are out of this world...they have there own bio gas producer...

Tell me about it. I thought I was bad after a curry but this is just something else. Ill change his treats to something slightly more bland and boring for my sake :) 

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I agree, the treats are probably causing it.  Huskies have very sensitive stomachs! 

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Hi I think he looks fine :) I feed Astro Canagan and he has solid stools on that, but every dog is different!

Astro does mini farts as he's running down the stairs sometimes, a trump a step! Makes me laugh!


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Thanks everyone for your comments and thoughts.

Due to me being paranoid with recent weight loss of my boy I invested in a doggy scales to monitor him. I am reducing his food for a while and will monitor his weight and closely. From everything I have read I have either been over feeding him or his food does not agree with him. I have changed his food to many times in a short period so am going to persist for a month and hope I find a nice balance of food, weight and pooooo.

 

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Hi
Amys on CSJ adult champ, shes gained nearly 2kg in the month we've had her, she gets 350g split into 2 feeds and loves it ( along with lots of training treats of cooked liver and homemade sardine biscuits)
If you email the company with all your dogs details and concerns they get a nutritionalist to look at it and email back! They do lots of different foods and supplements, treats too and the champ is @ £12-14 per 15kg so Amys works out at @ 40 pence per day! She does gas us out with the occasion trump but I think thats normal 🤢🤢


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