No muscle tone

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  • #14742
    southern_pit79
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    Layla doesnt have any of the muscular features that make pits so beautiful. Her skin is very loose and wrinkled. She is a mix but I dont know what with. She is a complete couch potato and all she wants to do is sleep. I take her on two 30 min walks a day, and that seems to be all she can bare. She was kept in a shelter for almost 5 months. She does seem to come out of her shell the more I walk her. How should i go about increasing her walks without hurting her? Will this give her the tone she should have for a pit? I want her to be healthy….

    #17284
    Alicia_S
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    Try vitamins. They should help with her energy levels and put some stock to her. As far as the walking, try upping the time in small incriments(sp?) Do they have a dog-park anywhere near you? Time at the park is great, it gives both exercise and much needed socialization. Hope this helps.

     

    #17287
    southern_pit79
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    i havent tried  vitamins, but i have upped her walking time. small just one extra loop not even 10 minutes added. I did take her to a membership park and she loved it!

    #17289
    Alicia_S
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    Good, basically it’s the same rules for a human wanting to gain muscle. Increase your vitamins/nutrients & exercise daily. I don’t know if it’s the same vitamin for dogs as it is humans but the B vitamins are the ones I’d try first. They

    • Support and increase the rate of metabolism
    • Maintain healthy skin and muscle tone
    • Enhance immune and nervous system function–Wikipedia is a wonderful thing!
    #17348
    floridafan49
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    We give Toby a multi-vitamin and fish oil everyday and his food is a high protein food. It’s called “Extreme Dog Fuel” from BassPro. Helps maintain healthy muscles and of course lots of exercise.

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