Poodle, Standard Question

Hi i have a standard poodle, and to me he is to thin. There is always food in his bowl. But he...


Hi i have a standard poodle, and to me he is to thin. There is always food in his bowl. But he sure does not over eat. The vet told me at his last visit two weeks ago he does not have worms. And i feed him IAMS food. Can you tell me how to get some weight on him?

    In Poodle, Standard - Asked by Anonymous - 7/4/2011 3:11:58 AM
Poodles tend to be thin animals. And, consider that poodles do not mature until 2 - at which time they will fill out some... So before you put weight on him, be certain he really needs it. IF your vet or breeder or mentor feels that he does need weight, try "satin ball's. Just search the term on the internet and it should pop quite a few hits. Satin balls are wonderful for coat and skin also. Good luck. Tabatha
    Answered by nolastandards - 7/6/2011 10:43:27 PM


IAMS is not a premium food. If I were you I'd feed your poodle Taste of the Wild. It tasts GREAT according to my poodles and it's grain free and healthy for them. If your interested in learning more about dog food I recommend doing a search for dog food reviews or dog food ratings. :) IAMS is crap. Sorry.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/27/2011 4:21:25 AM


Two of mine are on the larger side, while my female is on the tiny side. She's healthy so it's not a concern. I too feel IAMS is crap. I free feed Exclusive brand dog food. Make sure the first ingrediant is meat..chicken, beef, lamb etc. That's best for your dog. You want a decent amount of protein in his food. Exclusive has @ 26%. As long as your dog is healthy, his coat is shiny and the vet says he's ok, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure he's a happy pet. ;)
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/3/2011 9:05:34 PM


Try changing the food to something better with no animal by products. Which is not good for them. The pet stores are where to find this costs a bit more but its all natural stuff. I have a standard poodle who is 14 months. She dosent really eat in the am so I leave it there till 1 and she eats then by 7 she is really hungry. Also try our foods if you want to start this. They love chicken, liver, turkey. No bison and veal yet. Caution watch for food allergies too.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/25/2011 11:42:03 PM