would like to put some pounds on max

Discussion in 'Cane Corso' started by dozer460, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. dozer460

    dozer460 Member

    Hi everyone. My CC is 3.5yrs old and weighs about 110lbs. I would like to see him with a little bit more fat on his ribs. I have him on 6 cups a day of blue buffalo but I can't get him to gain any more weight. Any suggestions would be great. If I switched to raw would that likely put pounds on him? The breeder is no longer around so I can't find out what his parents weighed.
  2. Tiger12490

    Tiger12490 Well-Known Member

    Using satin balls right now on my boy to build a decent winter weight... seems to be working very well just google the recipe

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  3. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    110 is a pretty average weight for an adult male cc. If that's him in your avatar I think he looks great. CCs are supposed to be lean and athletic, not quite as massive as EMs.
  4. musicdeb

    musicdeb Well-Known Member

    More weight? Max looks great! Adding more weight at 3.5 years old could cause health issues in a couple of years.
  5. dozer460

    dozer460 Member

    Thank yall for the kind words. I was just a little concerned because I can see a little bit of his ribs. If you guys think he is about right then I won't worry about it. What brand dog foods do you have your cane on?
  6. voidecho

    voidecho Well-Known Member

    I believe the standard for a healthy dog is to be able to see 1-3 ribs. Think about a very physically fit human. You can see a few ribs between the pecs and lats.

    Don't add any uneccessary weight. These giant breed dogs have enough health issues without packing on uneccessary pounds that wear down joints. Your pup will have a longer healthier life being a few pounds "underweight" rather than a few pounds "overweight."

    110 lbs is a huge dog.

    I have fed Orijen, Acana and Earthborn kibbles. They aren't cheap.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013
  7. DDSK

    DDSK Well-Known Member

    Like people it is easier to put weight on than it is to lose it.
    My Zoey went through a badtime with Addisons before she was diagnosed and treatment began.
    She went from 105 down to 82 pounds and looked like a skeleton so sad.
    She has responded well to her medecines and has gained back most of her weight, she is back up to 102 pounds now.
    I will probably need to cut her backdown now as she has regained most of her weight and strenght.
    I know we will always battle the Addisons and will have to watchher so she doesnt get too heavy.
    She is only 3 years old and is not as active or strong as she was before battling the Addisons.
  8. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    One thing I have learnt is that a dog at a healthy weight is going to look skinny to most people. I can't tell you how many times I've had people tell me that I need to feed my dogs more or that I'm a horrible owner for starving my dogs.
  9. Tiger12490

    Tiger12490 Well-Known Member

    Yes taking a look at your dog Dozer he looks fine to me

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  10. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    He looks good to me, too - lean and healthy is the way to go.
    We aim for that here, too... but Denna (EM) takes too much after her human parents, and it's a struggle to not allow her to gain too much 'padding'. We're all working to get/stay trim around here.
    We needed to have learned better from our last dog - he hit his adult weight (100lbs, Dane/Lab mix), and then never diverted more than 2lbs in either direction. He would often skip a meal here and there if he didn't get enough exercise.
    Could be you have a healthy self-regulator. That's a good thing!

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