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Yvonne117
27th June 2007, 11:43 AM
Alfie is a year old this week. Do you think he will ever fill out he seems so skinny. He now eats really well after a bad start but still seems to look like I starve him.





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He now weights 6.1 kilos. He now eats twice daily without any bother. He was castrated at 8 months and I have read on here they sometimes fill out after this but he hasnt. He is extremely energetic so I wonder if he uses up all his food intake. Have not had this problem with Harvey we are always watching his weight as he is the opposite. Should I just stop worrying.

Cathryn
27th June 2007, 11:47 AM
Yes, stop worrying it can take anything up to 2 even 3 years for a Cavalier to really fill out and mature, why not take a look at Pauline's thread about putting weight on Dylan, there is the recipe for Satin Balls on there which are great at putting weight on a dog if you are really worried. Personnally I prefer them a little on the slim side, better for their hearts!!

Caraline
27th June 2007, 12:49 PM
Yeah I reckon you should stop worrying. A lean dog is far more healthy than a pudgy one. If he is eating well and has no health issues then he is probably just like some very lucky humans that remain slim & wiry. :flwr:

Joan bamborough
27th June 2007, 01:20 PM
Hello Yvonne, I have Bertie who is now 9 months and he weighs 11lbs, he apears to be thin but is very active, so I wouldnt worry.I also have Oliver who is almost 7 years and he is around 27lbs, he is currently on a vet diet.

Yvonne117
27th June 2007, 02:41 PM
thanks for your replies, I always feel better being able to ask questions on this board. Am going to take all your advise and stop worrying.

*Pauline*
27th June 2007, 03:57 PM
He looks good to me, my boy is prob a bit thinner. I'm sure he is doing quite well on his food to have such a glossy coat especially his ears, they look wonderful.:D

Yvonne117
27th June 2007, 04:48 PM
He was on prescription food from the vet for months, now we are really pleased he is on JWB mixed with a little tuna or chicken, I also give him a teaspoon of peridale granules which helps a great deal with his anal glands. We thought his coat may go fluffly as we had him castrated so young but it hasnt changed. He is much silkier than Harvey.

Scouty girl
27th June 2007, 05:23 PM
I wouldn't worry Yvonne, Scout is almost 15 months old and is just starting to fill out. My Mom kept telling me everyday that I wasn't feeding her enough. Seems like Cavaliers are very thin as puppies. She had 1/2 cup of dry in the am and 1/2 cup of dry in the pm.

When she rolls over on her back you can still clearly feel where her rib cage starts. Your baby will fill out in time.

mishmosh
27th June 2007, 07:01 PM
He looks fine to me!! My 9 mth old looks similar. He's so dainty compared to my last one.

He's not much more than a pup. He'll 'butch' out in time.

tuna
28th June 2007, 12:20 AM
hmmm thought my dog was the only skinny one. He is 9 months and just over 6kgs as well. I guess they'll fill out eventually.