Question by  begger (13)

What could be wrong with my German Shepherd not gaining weight?

My German Shepherd is not losing weight.


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

Try switching his dog food, giving him more exercise and interesting things to do, and a few doggie treats, like a rawhide bone. If he still isn't gaining weight, take him to the vet.


Answer by  frazier210 (27)

If your dog is under a year old he/she won't gain weight until they stop growing. If your dog is older it could be a overactive thyroid issue. I would definitely check with your vet they could do tests to determine if your dog has any issues.


Answer by  hulmer (1067)

I'm a little confused as these statements are contradictory. Not gaining could be related to several things: excessive exercise or many health issues (of which intestinal parasites is one). I recommend a vet trip. Not losing weight is likely overfeeding and/or lack of appropriate amounts of exercise. Cut back food intake by 1/4 and up physical activity.

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