Does skinny mean unhealthy?


(Northern alberta, canada)

My one year old female pyr has lost almost all of her coat (it is fall, weather is changing) and we have noticed that she is just skin and bones. She's still eating the same amount as before and seems happy but we are worried that she is too thin and losing too much fur. Should I be taking her to the vet?

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Nov 21, 2014
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I have a 19 month old female Pyr; and she just shed her coat in October and under her fluffy coat now I see she is a little thinner than I hoped. I believe it's because she is soooooo active all the time and I'm not feeding her quite what she needs for all her activity level........more calories being burned than calories in food I give her. Also I don't give my dogs cheap dog food with fillers that can make her fat and not good fat. I think it's better to have a leaner pup than a fat one, much better for her bones, because of not having to carry unneeded fat weight. Better to grow slowly. My breeder said my female will fill out by 24 months like her mother did at 24 months. As long as your pup is eating well, exercising, drinking, energetic and not lethargic, isn't vomiting or diarrhea or listless; and your pup seems happy; I would just feed according to your pups activity level, a little extra or biscuits wouldn't hurt. Some Pyr's grow big and fast, some take more time. As long as your feeding her good food, I feed mine twice a day split total amount into 2; and keeping a watchful eye on his health, don't run to a vet just because of being a little too thin....so is mine, but she acts healthy. If yours was thin, but acted unhealthy, then I'd get her checked out. Doesn't hurt to increase her food just a little and see if that works:) that's just my opinion:) Best of health...let me know what you think.

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