Good appetite is one of the main conditions for the healthy development of a dog. But in addition to appetite, there must be a proper balanced diet so that the dog does not just gorge itself, but can also gain weight. After all, thin dogs are not so beautiful, they can get sick more often and be less active than dogs of normal weight.
What needs to be included in your dog's diet to gain weight? The most correct decision would be to contact your veterinarian to draw up a special diet for your dog, where he wrote down the necessary food items, their quantity, feeding time, etc.
The most important diet for dogs is natural food. It is imperative to introduce into your dog's diet: beef, rabbit, lamb, chicken. The meat does not have to be of high quality. It should be pre-frozen, but it is not necessary to process it. Pork is not recommended for dogs. Your dog's meat food may consist of not only meat, but also organ meats (liver, heart, kidneys). They are given to the dog raw. Raw bone is very important for the intake of potassium and phosphorus into the dog's body. And also thanks to the bone, the animal will have a normal dental apparatus.
Fish products will also help the dog gain weight, but do not get carried away with this, fish can be given 2-3 times a week. It must be fillets from sea and ocean fish.
Don't forget about fermented milk products. It can be kefir with a fat content of 3.5%, cottage cheese with a fat content of 5-9% and yogurt with a short shelf life.
Vegetables and greens are very beneficial to your dog's health. They should be given finely chopped. Give your dog a clove of garlic once a week. Another important food product is bran, they can be added to fermented milk or meat products, they improve the functioning of the dog's intestines.
Also, dogs need to add various oils to their food: olive, sunflower, pumpkin, linseed. The amount of oil depends on the size of the dog, for small dogs 1-3 drops, for large dogs up to a tablespoon.
Now dry dog food is very popular, it is quite suitable for feeding a pet, but it will be difficult to gain weight with it.
If you follow all these rules, your dog will gain weight quickly and will be healthy and fun.