We took Ollie to the vets for his 1 year vaccinations and they checked him out as usual. Good strong heartbeat, alert, lively (not to mention he erm peed up the vets table ahem! I was mortified!) - weighed him and he's 26.2kg. I feel this is underweight for a dog but for love nor money we can't seem to get the boy to put on a couple of extra kilos. The vet told me not to worry because he could see he's a livewire and he said he's constantly burning up his energy on all his runs. It's not like Ollie ever presents as being hungry - he eats til he's full and then picks at it later on. We feed him on adult James Wellbeloved and pedigree meat mixed together as we found this doesn't upset his stomach. We give him chicken and rice on a sunday so that he gets a bit of a treat when we are having our roast dinner. We don't want to encourage feeding him scraps or encourage a 'leftovers' diet purely because I don't believe this is good for him. Is it something he will grow into over the next year? Any tips for putting a few pounds on would be gratefully received.
As an aside - the vet tried to get me to agree to getting him castrated but I told him I don't want him to be as I understand it messes up their fur and he is not a nuisance with other dogs or marking. What do other people think - was I right?