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Hi guys! New member here. My Goldador is turning 6 months old in March 5 and a lot of my friends have told me that my dog is too skinny. I’ve been giving my dog vitamins, however those are vitamins not for dogs but for toddlers since a friend of mine uses that for his dog also and he says it works for his dog’s weight. I also give my dog milk every night and I give my dog proper dog food 3-4 times a day. Please do comment your tips on how you guys make your dog gain weight and what vitamins you give your dogs. Thank you so much.
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Hard to tell from those pictures, but she doesn't look too thin to me. In fact she looks pretty much where she should be. You want them lean, and not fat.

I would skip the vitamins, especially if they are made for humans and not dogs. Different species have different nutritional requirements, and if you are feeding commercial dog food, you shouldn't need to supplement, anyway. Also, human product can contain ingredients (like sweeteners) that are harmful to dogs.
 
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Hard to tell from those pictures, but she doesn't look too thin to me. In fact she looks pretty much where she should be. You want them lean, and not fat.

I would skip the vitamins, especially if they are made for humans and not dogs. Different species have different nutritional requirements, and if you are feeding commercial dog food, you shouldn't need to supplement, anyway. Also, human product can contain ingredients (like sweeteners) that are harmful to dogs.
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Your dog looks perfect weight. I would drop the milk at night and just feed.. at 6 months you can go to two meals a day.

I agree with Leo Rose. You do NOT want a dog to be fat. Lean is better because less weight does not overload young joints.

I would not want to see this puppy any heavier.

I also agree with Leo Rose on the vitamins. Human vitamins for a dog, especially puppy can be bad news. If you want to give a supplemen get some "Puppy Gold" which is formulated for young, growing dogs.

BTW your puppy looks very nice! Very cute!
 

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Looks pretty normal to me, but I'm sure your vet could give you a better opinion than non-vet friends if you're worried about it! They generally fill out a bit as they get older, too.
 

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It's hard to tell without a good side view photo, but your puppy looks pretty good to me.
I agree with the others, stop the human vitamins and milk. A good quality food is enough. I'd also stick to a schedule, not random 3 or 4 times a day.
I'd also really watch for weight gain in the next few months. As puppies slow down their growth, you can cut back their food a bit. My puppy is right at that stage. His growth has slowed down, and he's started to get a little heavy, so I've had to back off his food a little.
You will find that a LOT of people will call dogs skinny, when in fact they are at a good weight.
A few years ago, my vet told me that my dog was at an okay weight (71) but shouldn't gain any more. I said I'd prefer her to be at 68. The vet was very happy to hear that.
My sisters are always telling me that my dogs are skinny. Hers are FAT, couch potatoes. Mine are lean, agility dogs.
 
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