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overweight dog

Post by Rosario Genna » Sun, 11 Dec 1994 13:34:40



Jumping inon the thread of overweight dogs.
Elektra is still overweight *sigh*
And she is not going down. In a month and a half
of 3cups/day of Fromm Lite she has lost only 1/2 pound:(

So we are going down to 2 cups a day, cutting *all* cookies
(she got a couple per day before) and see what happens.
She gets carrots and broccoli all the time.
Is there any problem with quantity?

She gest exercise, but not a lot. with me she walk for
almost 2 hs every day (50 mins in the morning and
50 at night), plus Jesse walks her during the day (i would say
extra 30 mins), no running or anything.

We are desperate, any suggestions?

--rosario

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overweight dog

Post by Kristy Kawasa » Sat, 17 Dec 1994 05:32:12



Quote:

> Jumping inon the thread of overweight dogs.
> Elektra is still overweight *sigh*
> And she is not going down. In a month and a half
> of 3cups/day of Fromm Lite she has lost only 1/2 pound:(

> So we are going down to 2 cups a day, cutting *all* cookies
> (she got a couple per day before) and see what happens.
> She gets carrots and broccoli all the time.
> Is there any problem with quantity?

> She gest exercise, but not a lot. with me she walk for
> almost 2 hs every day (50 mins in the morning and
> 50 at night), plus Jesse walks her during the day (i would say
> extra 30 mins), no running or anything.

> We are desperate, any suggestions?

> --rosario

Here's my 2 cents...
We have a GR named Lancelot. When he was around 6 years old (maybe a little
older even) he had a severe weight problem. We limited food (even put him on
perscription diet dog food), made sure he got exercise, but still couldn't
get any weight off. It was driving us nuts. And his coat started looking a
little shabby (thought maybe he wasn't getting enough protein). Anyway, we
took him to the vet and found out he had a hypo-active thyroid. He has to
take medication twice a day (don't remember what it's called, but it's not
expensive), and it seems like almost immediately the weight started coming
off.

I missed your first posting, so I don't know if this is similar to what your
dog is going through. Hope it helps!
Kristy