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Getting leaner/skinnier?

Post by jola139 on Mon Dec 11 2017, 08:56

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Debo is on raw diet for abot 3 yr now, he loves it, so do we. He weighs 17,8kg and gets 550g a day( so over 3% of his body weigh). We recently noticed that he's hungry a lot and looks a lot skinnier, mind you his weight stays the same. Any ideas what could cause it? He's fine in himself, happy bunny, poo is normal.
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Re: Getting leaner/skinnier?

Post by gillybrent on Mon Dec 11 2017, 11:25

Has he been getting more exercise? Don't forget that muscle weighs more than fat, so if he's putting on muscle he may look slimmer but stay the same weight.

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Post by jola139 on Mon Dec 11 2017, 11:49

More the opposite. He has problem with his hip so on colder months we exerice him less
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Re: Getting leaner/skinnier?

Post by LizP on Mon Dec 11 2017, 12:11

Just to check, is he regularly wormed?

If this is a change to normal and he's looking a lot skinnier although nothing in his feed or other has changed, it's probably worth a quick checkup.


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Re: Getting leaner/skinnier?

Post by gillybrent on Wed Dec 13 2017, 08:44

I'd worm him (good quality wormer) and if that doesn't make any difference, then a trip to the vet.

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