Looking for a good homemade diet for overweight dogs

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Looking for a good homemade diet for overweight dogs

Post by Melin » Mon, 29 May 2000 04:00:00



Ian Billinghurst, Dr Pitcairn and Pat McKay all have excellent books on
natural diets for dogs that will give you all the information you need on
supplements and which foods to feed. Lots of veggies for the overweight dog
with cuts of raw lean meat, and raw meaty bones.
Good luck!


Quote:
> I just adopted a 3 year old Shletie.  She is approx 32lbs.  Although she
> is not fat I and her doctor feel that she should loose a few pounds.  I
> have had her on Nutro diet food for the past two months.  She has not
> lost 1 once.  I am looking for a good diet that I can make her.  Please
> help.
> Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Steven Hoffma » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


I just adopted a 3 year old Shletie.  She is approx 32lbs.  Although she
is not fat I and her doctor feel that she should loose a few pounds.  I
have had her on Nutro diet food for the past two months.  She has not
lost 1 once.  I am looking for a good diet that I can make her.  Please
help.
Steve
 
 
 

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Post by Annette Tyne » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


You might want to look at the Canine Gourmet thread and check out the
websites buglady recommended in her 5/23 post....


Quote:
> I just adopted a 3 year old Shletie.  She is approx 32lbs.  Although she
> is not fat I and her doctor feel that she should loose a few pounds.  I
> have had her on Nutro diet food for the past two months.  She has not
> lost 1 once.  I am looking for a good diet that I can make her.  Please
> help.
> Steve

 
 
 

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Post by JBSumm » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Are you exercising her?

Also, try giving her pieces of unsalted rice cakes instead of dog biscuits
(along with the veggie treats).  Dog biscuits have a lot of fat in them.  

 
 
 

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Post by Elaine Gallan » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Take her off kibble. She's probably allergic to the high carbohydrates in
dog food. It's common for dogs to be intolerant of high carbohydrate diets.
It makes them obese among other things.

Feed a raw chicken leg a day, including bone. Fill out her meal with
left-overs, a dab of animal fat.

Do this for a month. Get her good exercise, then weigh her again.


Quote:
> I just adopted a 3 year old Shletie.  She is approx 32lbs.  Although she
> is not fat I and her doctor feel that she should loose a few pounds.  I
> have had her on Nutro diet food for the past two months.  She has not
> lost 1 once.  I am looking for a good diet that I can make her.  Please
> help.
> Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Elaine Gallan » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


NO!  It's those carbohydrates that are blimping her up in the first place.
She allergic to carbos!


Quote:
> Are you exercising her?

> Also, try giving her pieces of unsalted rice cakes instead of dog biscuits
> (along with the veggie treats).  Dog biscuits have a lot of fat in them.

 
 
 

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Post by Elaine Gallan » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Dogs should be eating MORE not less fat. Fat satisfies hunger, where high
carbohydrates are going in 60 seconds, and make the animal hungrier.


Quote:
> Are you exercising her?

> Also, try giving her pieces of unsalted rice cakes instead of dog biscuits
> (along with the veggie treats).  Dog biscuits have a lot of fat in them.

 
 
 

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Post by Gary » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Do you feel that feeding a 3 year old dog who has never learned to chew
raw chicken bones is a smart idea?...GG
Quote:

> Take her off kibble. She's probably allergic to the high carbohydrates in
> dog food. It's common for dogs to be intolerant of high carbohydrate diets.
> It makes them obese among other things.

> Feed a raw chicken leg a day, including bone. Fill out her meal with
> left-overs, a dab of animal fat.

> Do this for a month. Get her good exercise, then weigh her again.



> > I just adopted a 3 year old Shletie.  She is approx 32lbs.  Although she
> > is not fat I and her doctor feel that she should loose a few pounds.  I
> > have had her on Nutro diet food for the past two months.  She has not
> > lost 1 once.  I am looking for a good diet that I can make her.  Please
> > help.
> > Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Melin » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


If you are concerned about bones, but still want to feed raw then try
chicken necks. Necks have small vertebrae bones which are easily swallowed
and passed if not crunched up. Within a few days to weeks the dog will start
crunching up the bones and then other pieces may be added. You can also use
poulrty shears to cut up bones. My pup started out swallowing the necks
whole, but now she spends a good 1/2 hour to crunch up 1-3 backs and 1-3
necks. Her mealtime has become a source of entertainment for me :)


Quote:
> Do you feel that feeding a 3 year old dog who has never learned to chew
> raw chicken bones is a smart idea?...GG


> > Take her off kibble. She's probably allergic to the high carbohydrates
in
> > dog food. It's common for dogs to be intolerant of high carbohydrate
diets.
> > It makes them obese among other things.

> > Feed a raw chicken leg a day, including bone. Fill out her meal with
> > left-overs, a dab of animal fat.

> > Do this for a month. Get her good exercise, then weigh her again.



> > > I just adopted a 3 year old Shletie.  She is approx 32lbs.  Although
she
> > > is not fat I and her doctor feel that she should loose a few pounds.
I
> > > have had her on Nutro diet food for the past two months.  She has not
> > > lost 1 once.  I am looking for a good diet that I can make her.
Please
> > > help.
> > > Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Jackie » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>Do you feel that feeding a 3 year old dog who has never learned to chew
>raw chicken bones is a smart idea?...GG

I switched my 3 lab mixes to a raw diet 3 months ago. They are ages 8.5 yrs,
7.5 yrs, and 4 yrs. I phased them over from kibble to raw over a period of 2
weeks and started them with whole chicken wings, along with a ground
meat/veggie mix, and they never had any problems. The first day, one of the
dogs***ed his wing, looked at me, and took about 5 minutes to consume the
wing. The other 2 dogs knew what to do immediately. FYI, I had been giving them
large beef marrow bones once/week for the last 5 yrs or so, but I don't think
that really prepared them for a raw diet or chicken wings.

I fed them leg/thigh quarters for a while and had no problems, but don't use
them anymore because of the quantity of meat on a leg/thigh quarter. For us,
chicken wings have a better balance of meat-to-bone ratio.

Hope this helps,
Jackie
in Vermont

 
 
 

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Post by Ellen Van Landingh » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>Do you feel that feeding a 3 year old dog who has never learned to chew
>raw chicken bones is a smart idea?...GG

Gary,

I switched my 8 1/2 year old adoptee to raw poultry without any
problems.  My other two dogs were 2 and 4 when I changed their
diet.  They are all leaner (though not meaner) and have better
coats than they did when they ate kibble.

ellen & the Perfect Puppies(tm) and Bella the Near Deer

 
 
 

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Post by Cynd » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Raw, meaning really raw, or cooked meat, not dog food?
--
Cyndi
Forum Manager - Investor Discussions



Quote:

> >Do you feel that feeding a 3 year old dog who has never learned to chew
> >raw chicken bones is a smart idea?...GG

> Gary,

> I switched my 8 1/2 year old adoptee to raw poultry without any
> problems.  My other two dogs were 2 and 4 when I changed their
> diet.  They are all leaner (though not meaner) and have better
> coats than they did when they ate kibble.

> ellen & the Perfect Puppies(tm) and Bella the Near Deer


 
 
 

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Post by buglad » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00


Yes, raw, really raw!  But I wouldn't go this direction with your dog w/o
talking to a holistic vet first.  Since your dog has so many immune problems
I'd start with cooked meat if you're thinking of this route.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

Raw, meaning really raw, or cooked meat, not dog food?

 
 
 

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Post by Elaine Gallan » Wed, 31 May 2000 04:00:00


Yes. If that's all he gets, he's going to learn quickly isn't he?  What I
think is a real BAD idea is feeding an all kibble diet. All kibble will
eventually poison him.


Quote:
> Do you feel that feeding a 3 year old dog who has never learned to chew
> raw chicken bones is a smart idea?...GG


> > Take her off kibble. She's probably allergic to the high carbohydrates
in
> > dog food. It's common for dogs to be intolerant of high carbohydrate
diets.
> > It makes them obese among other things.

> > Feed a raw chicken leg a day, including bone. Fill out her meal with
> > left-overs, a dab of animal fat.

> > Do this for a month. Get her good exercise, then weigh her again.



> > > I just adopted a 3 year old Shletie.  She is approx 32lbs.  Although
she
> > > is not fat I and her doctor feel that she should loose a few pounds.
I
> > > have had her on Nutro diet food for the past two months.  She has not
> > > lost 1 once.  I am looking for a good diet that I can make her.
Please
> > > help.
> > > Steve

 
 
 

Looking for a good homemade diet for overweight dogs

Post by Elaine Gallan » Wed, 31 May 2000 04:00:00


Yes. Raw. Just like dogs have been eating for the last million years or so.



Raw, meaning really raw, or cooked meat, not dog food?
--
Cyndi
Forum Manager - Investor Discussions




Quote:


> >Do you feel that feeding a 3 year old dog who has never learned to chew
> >raw chicken bones is a smart idea?...GG

> Gary,

> I switched my 8 1/2 year old adoptee to raw poultry without any
> problems.  My other two dogs were 2 and 4 when I changed their
> diet.  They are all leaner (though not meaner) and have better
> coats than they did when they ate kibble.

> ellen & the Perfect Puppies(tm) and Bella the Near Deer