How can I fatten up my boxer puppy? Let’s Explore

Limit the time he has to eat

Time-restricted eating is a clever trick that will likely only need to be done once, maybe twice. If you are sure that your boxer is just being fussy and that there’s nothing wrong with his food, this tip is for you.

Time-restricted eating involves putting his food bowl down, giving him 10 minutes to eat his food, counting down from 10 seconds before removing his food bowl until the next meal time. The countdown is simply used as a verbal cue for him to learn from.

Why does this work? By doing this you are teaching your Boxer that food isn’t always available for him. It will suddenly hit home that he needs to eat his food the moment you put it down or else, it will shortly be removed.

Your Boxer’s survival instincts should be firing by the time the next meal time comes around. Although this training tip is hard for us to implement and you may feel guilty removing his bowl, you can rest assured that no healthy dog will starve themself.

There have been many reports of owners doing this with their dog and after the first time of removing the bowl (when the dog didn’t eat the food), it then eliminates fussy eating for the next several months.

Please note: If he doesn’t eat after the second removal, you should seek veterinary help as soon as possible. And always provide fresh kibble.

The 5 Best Tips To Help Your Boxer Dog Gain Weight

Assuming health issues have been ruled out with your veterinarian the following 5 tips will help your boxer gain weight by either increasing calories or making his current food more palatable. Each will be explained thoroughly below.

  • Mix in wet dog food with his kibble
  • Add unsalted chicken or beef broth
  • Use dog food seasonings
  • Limit the time he has to eat
  • Add peanut butter to his kibble
  • Feed your dog treats between meals after good behaviour. This will add calories to your dogs diet and reinforce its training. Satin balls are a good choice for dog snacks; they are balls of meat and grains that you can make at home.

    Feed your dog a wet food diet; wet food contains less carbohydrates than dry food and is more substantial. Increase the amount your dog eats daily by 25 per cent of its current diet.

    Boxers are a stocky, medium-sized breed of dog weighing about 27.2 to 31.8 Kilogram at a healthy adult size. Boxers require daily exercise in the form of walks with their owner, as well as time to run and play outdoors. These dogs have a naturally large appetite so they usually gain weight easily. Their high level of energy helps keep boxers at a healthy weight. However, some boxers may require weight gain due to illness, pregnancy or other reasons. When this happens, fattening up your boxer is important to maintain its health.

    Take your boxer to a veterinarian if it is underweight to determine the cause. If there is an underlying cause, treat it and ask the veterinarian what your dogs goal weight should be.

    Supplement your dogs food with daily vitamins available through your veterinarian or from a holistic pet store.

    How to Fatten a Dog Up Quickly : Dog Training & Basic Obedience

    Boxer dogs have tight muscles that make them look lean and slim. But sometimes, a boxer dog will not gain weight or will lose a few pounds. You try your best to help them gain weight but they remain skinny.

    Are you doing something wrong? Or is something wrong with your dog’s health? These are just a few questions that keep you up at night. And these are the questions we’re going to answer.