01-08-2010, 11:36 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Meriden, CT
Has your vet done any blood work? Could be a diabetic thing, a kidney thing, or just a picky eater thing..
We only had our Pei for 7 months BUT he battled his renal failure for years before us. He often lost weight, gained weight, and lost weight again.. Rule out renal failure and diabetes..and then try to up the protein in your dog's diet. Boxer's are a muscular breed. He could probably really benefit from the extra protein.
Until you have ruled out other diseases, get yourself a tube of nutri-cal. It is a yummy, gravy like substance that is pure calories. It worked wonders for us, and I will forever stand by nutri-cal. We always have a tube in our fridge.
Once you've ruled all the rest out, make the food more interesting. Crack a raw egg over his kibble for breakfast.. I've had dogs that have done well gaining weight back on with a bag of puppy food instead of adult food. Same brand, just puppy. Puppies require more protein, so ultimately the food will be higher in protein and calories.
And the dog's favorite source of protein? Fill a kong full of peanut butter and freeze it. He'll be entertained for hours and he'll get lots of nutrition.