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My Shih Tzu, is 2yrs old and she weighs 6.5 lbs ..i think she…

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My Shih Tzu, is 2yrs...
My Shih Tzu, is 2yrs old and she weighs 6.5 lbs ..i think she should weigh more but she eats like a bird what can i do to encouage her to eat more.
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Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Since the proper weight for our dogs is variable depending on the dog in question and their skeleton, I would ask if you could look at this link on body condition scoring @ http://about.royalcanin.co.uk/dog-body-condition/ and tell me where you would rate Nina. That way we can work out how severely underweight she may be and form a plan of attack for getting more nutrition into her and more weight on her.
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