No thyroid problems.
He weighted 75 pounds when he was diagnosed w/lymphoma in January and is now down to 69. How would I determine muscle mass?
mnp13 wrote:Your dog was fluffy back in December
I know a little fat gives them some reserves, but fat
is not healthy ever.
This is true. He also went through two surgeries last summer - one was to remove a tumor from his head, the other one was to remove a cataract in his left eye and put in an artificial lens. We were supposed to keep him quiet/sedated for three months after that, so his eye had time to heal and the lens wouldn't shift. He was only allowed to go out to potty - no running, jumping, nothing.
So... any concrete diet advise???
Like I mentioned - he eats probably 4-5 days out of 7, about a pound of RAW.
I DID bring up his weight gain during chemo therapy and Dr. Correa was not happy w/me... she insisted that he didn't need to lose weight and that I up his RAW to 3 pounds a day. Which I haven't done, because it would go to waste... he won't eat that much.
Could it be that switching him to RAW caused him to gain weight? I know that he looked much leaner when he was on kibble (the crappy kind)... should I try some high-quality kibble?
He doesn't "feel" flabby to me, he is very solid - I am open to suggestions though on how to slim him down a little.
We are as active as he wants to be and we walk A LOT when he feels up to it. Also go swimming whenever possible, play fetch, etc.
I'm kind of stumped on what else to do.