Our expert says:
I would try the following
a) Deworming - 3-4 x year
b) Improved nutrition - premium brands (active breed diet) or home made diet(check the internet). The important factor is a good quality digestable protein. Check his stools and ensure that they are properly formed - if they are watery then he may have a digestive problem that could be food related or due to an underlying gut problem
c)Stress can also be a large factor - you need to ensure that the dog gets plenty of exercise both inside and outside your plot. Rescue Remedy is only a short term solution.
As a rule of thumb you should not be able to see the ribs but feel them easily on thorasic palpation.
You must get his weight and then weigh him on a regular basis. Use the bathroom scales.
Remember that there are other medical condition that can cause significant weight loss and you may need to go for a health check-up at your local vet
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