Should a pet owner be worried if their 7-month old Indie dogs only weigh around 7-8kgs despite being fed home-cooked meals and regular deworming tablets? - OhMyDog.Rocks
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Should a pet owner be worried if their 7-month old Indie dogs only weigh around 7-8kgs despite being fed home-cooked meals and regular deworming tablets?

My 7 month old indie male and female dogs weight around only 7-8 kgs. Should I be worried about their weight?? They eat home cooked rice and veggies 4 times a day with Little amount of packed food.. and deworming is also done by tablets

Summary: The conversation revolves around a pet owner's concern over her Indie dogs' weights, who seem underweight despite a steady diet and deworming routine. An expert clarifies that weight is reliant on factors like muscle mass and bone density. They also point out that checking the dogs' Body Condition Score (BCS) could help determine their optimum health status. They recommend adding meat to the dogs' diet, as veggies and rice could cause issues. Another participant asks for clarification on how to check BCS, and a link to help is provided.

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3 thoughts on “Should a pet owner be worried if their 7-month old Indie dogs only weigh around 7-8kgs despite being fed home-cooked meals and regular deworming tablets?”

  1. Weight depends on lots of factors like muscle mass, bone density, so we cannot say what weight is optimal. We have to check their BCS(body condition score) if that is good then all good, but you can add meat in their diet, veggies and cooked rice can create issues.

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