Originally Posted by KaTwOmAn
I went on a PRO website that shows the best kinds of food for different dog breeds and it says Great Danes do best on "people food" such as fresh meat and fruits and veggies (my dog ADORES carrots and apples)
hi, i have dogs and i feed them homemade. to boost the protien in your dog's diet you could add a few meals a week of fresh foods like meat and veggies... if you are not comfortable with raw it is fine to feed cooked. if you do a google on homemade diets for dogs you will find loads of recipes. i think that some real foods are a beneficial addition to any dog's diet, skinny or not.
you might also want to look into a food that is designed for working dogs that burn a lot of calories. sometimes these are called "performance" foods.
did the vet say that he needed more protien? i only ask because when i started feeding my dogs a homemade diet they both lost weight because i am not feeding them grains, sort of like a doggy atkins. if i notice them getting too skinny i sometimes bulk up their meals with more carbs instead of more protien, like oatmeal, rice and lentils.