Dog food can be adapted to many types of dogs – for example overweight, active and sensitive dogs. There is also dog food formulated for underweight dogs to help them gain and maintain a healthy weight.
How do you know if your dog is underweight?
It can be difficult to immediately determine whether your dog is too thin. On the one hand, there is a relatively large difference in the size and weight of different dog breeds, and on the other hand, there is a large individual variation between dogs in their fat percentage and general size. However, you can generally say that your dog is underweight if you can see the dog's ribs and pelvis from a distance. If your dog is getting too thin, you should therefore give your dog a different type of dog food.
What are the causes of underweight in dogs?
In general, there can be many different reasons why dogs become underweight. In rare cases, underweight dogs can be suffering some sort of illness. It could be that your dog often goes to agility, that you use your dog for hunting, or that your dog is just generally very active. It may also be that your dog spends a lot of time outdoors and therefore uses a lot of energy to keep warm.
Food for underweight dogs - what should you choose?
When choosing dog food for an underweight dog, there are several things that you should be aware of. First of all, your dog needs to gain weight, and therefore the food must have a relatively high amount of carbohydrates and calories. In contrast to overweight dogs - who must avoid too many calories - underweight dogs must have a greater amount of this so that they can gain weight.
In addition, there must be a high amount of fat in dog food for underweight dogs. Fat is important for, among other things, the dog's energy level and the production of hormones, and therefore it is also important that dogs increase their fat stores. In addition, the food for underweight dogs must also have a fairly high amount of protein, which is important in building your dog's muscles.
In general, however, you must ensure that you give your dog – whether it is overweight or underweight – high-quality dog food with the correct amount of nutrients and vitamins. In addition, the dog food must be varied so that your dog meets all his needs. At PetLux.eu you can find a wide range of high-quality dog food with the right nutrients, so you can select food that suits your dog's age, breed and activity level.
At PetLux.eu you can buy dog food for underweight dogs
PetLux.eu has many different types of dog food that you can give to an underweight dog. The dog food is characterized by its high quality and good ingredients so that your dog gets all the nutrition he needs. We sell brands such as Acana, Mush and Purbello as well as many other brands, all of which we can guarantee good quality. Many products, for example, consist of free-range meat and wild fish, so that your dog can also get all-natural ingredients.
An example of a good product for underweight dogs is Acana Sport and Agility. This product is adapted to suit dogs with a high activity level. The food has a high amount of fat, protein and carbohydrates, and is perfect for maintaining the energy level of the active dog and at the same time ensuring that the dog does not lose too much weight. For these reasons, it can also be used for weight gain in underweight dogs.
Do you need advice? Contact us
You may find it difficult to choose the dog food that suits your dog. It can be difficult to get an overview of the many options that exist on the market and the advantages and disadvantages of the individual products. In addition, your dog may have very specific needs and allergies, which make the choice of food a little more complicated.
Do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of competent advisors is ready to help you with the food that suits your dog. Among other things, we will ask about your dog's breed, size, gender, and appearance of feces as well as a wide range of other questions that can help determine which dog food is the right one for your dog. We are always ready with thorough advice so that you as a customer get a product that you are satisfied with. You can also contact us to ask questions about delivery and general information about our products.