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Overweight Dog

Post by CODIAK » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00



I just reciently moved into an apartment and my 3 year old dalmation has
gained weight not HAVING A BACKYARD TO RUN IN ALL DAY. CAN ANYONE SUGGEST
A GOOD DIET TO ACCOMPANY HIS DAILY WALKS AND RUNS


 
 
 

Overweight Dog

Post by The DeMarco' » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I just reciently moved into an apartment and my 3 year old dalmation has
> gained weight not HAVING A BACKYARD TO RUN IN ALL DAY. CAN ANYONE SUGGEST
> A GOOD DIET TO ACCOMPANY HIS DAILY WALKS AND RUNS



I recently had to put my dog on a diet and this is what I did. She eats
Iams Less Active(dry). My dog free feeds, but you may have to limit
yours. We cut down to 3 or 4 bisquits a day and instead she gets fruit
and vegies. My dog loves frozen green beans, apples, and carrots. Every
once and a while she gets a half a can of canned food for a treat. We
stated this in Febuary and so far she's lost 13and1/2 lbs. She's much
more active and a lot healthier. Good luck! Any questions email me.
 
 
 

Overweight Dog

Post by Susan Warre » Fri, 06 Jun 1997 04:00:00


My dog is also overweight and a few people in this group
suggested cutting his canned food to one to two tablespoons mixed
with 1/2 can of green beans.  He gets this in the morning and
then a cup of the low calorie dry food in the evening.  I buy the
small dog biscuits now instead of the large and he only gets one
every other day.  My vet thought that I was nuts when I told him
about it but on the last weigh in my 55lb Sheltie lost 4 pounds!
My vet was very pleased and also a bit surprised!  Good Luck!

Susan & Indiana the Sheltie

--
Susan

 
 
 

Overweight Dog

Post by bert staud » Wed, 11 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Do not feed dog canned green beans.  Fresh or frozen only.  You can also
feed fresh carrots.  I steam the veggies.  Even for a dog the size of
yours, just feed 1/4 cup.  Don't over-do it. To loose a little at a
time is far better than going on a crash diet.
Anoria

 
 
 

Overweight Dog

Post by Sandra Pov » Thu, 12 Jun 1997 04:00:00


On 10 Jun 1997 20:09:58 GMT, in the last days of the millennium, "bert

Quote:

>Do not feed dog canned green beans.  Fresh or frozen only.  You can also

Uhm, OK.  But why not?  Aside from the aesthetics of the terrible
colour, lack of taste and mushy texture.

Sandra Pover
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Post by bert staud » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Sandra,  I asked my dogs vet the same question re: canned vs. fresh/frozen
veggies.  He said the salt content was the main reason.  Found a homebrew
for dogfood on the net.  Can't remember how I came accross it, but the
veggies used are peas ( I thought dogs, like small children do not fully
digest them - maybe I'm wrong), freshly cooked broccoli.  No corn  or
beans.  Writer  says beans causes flatulance.  And that's all I know, or
think I know.  
Anoria

 
 
 

Overweight Dog

Post by Sandra Pov » Fri, 13 Jun 1997 04:00:00


On 12 Jun 1997 02:31:08 GMT, in the last days of the millennium, "bert

Quote:

>Sandra,  I asked my dogs vet the same question re: canned vs. fresh/frozen
>veggies.  He said the salt content was the main reason.  Found a homebrew

Salt <slap> of course!

Quote:
>for dogfood on the net.  Can't remember how I came accross it, but the

I've been feeding one of my guys home made dinners for the last few
days just to fatten him up.  I am thinking I would like to continue
with home made for everyone and need a recipe that would be balanced.
I rather doubt what I'm feeding now is optimal WRT all nutrients.

Do you think you could send me your recipe?

Quote:
>veggies used are peas ( I thought dogs, like small children do not fully
>digest them - maybe I'm wrong), freshly cooked broccoli.  No corn  or
>beans.  Writer  says beans causes flatulance.  And that's all I know, or

Well, they certainly cause flatulence in my husband!  Peeyeew!

Sandra Pover
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Post by Ccbskip » Sun, 15 Jun 1997 04:00:00


if you rinse your canned veggies twice with running water  you can remove
as much as 50%of the salt in them.  i mean getting fresh veggies for the
dog can get really expensive unless you have the time and the space for a
large garden

 
 
 

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Post by Charle » Mon, 16 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>if you rinse your canned veggies twice with running water  you can remove
>as much as 50%of the salt in them.  i mean getting fresh veggies for the
>dog can get really expensive unless you have the time and the space for a
>large garden

Please weigh the amount of vegetables in a can and compare its value
to that of fresh or frozen. You'll find the canned vegetables are
usually much more expensive per pound. Stands to reason, since you're
paying for processing, the can, etc. when you buy canned vegetables.

--

Charlene Vickers, Yellowknife, NWT

"Be gone! Before someone drops a house on you!"

 
 
 

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Post by Sandra Pov » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00


On 14 Jun 1997 23:21:33 GMT, in the last days of the millennium,

Quote:

>if you rinse your canned veggies twice with running water  you can remove
>as much as 50%of the salt in them.  i mean getting fresh veggies for the
>dog can get really expensive unless you have the time and the space for a
>large garden

This I fear is, a common misconception.  It's been my experience that
fresh is much _less_ expensive than canned.  I haven't bought canned
veggies for years.

Sandra Pover
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Post by bert staud » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
> On 14 Jun 1997 23:21:33 GMT, in the last days of the millennium,

> >if you rinse your canned veggies twice with running water  you can
remove
> >as much as 50%of the salt in them.  i mean getting fresh veggies for the
> >dog can get really expensive unless you have the time and the space for
a
> >large garden

Several years ago a woman opened a can of green beans to give her family
for dinner.  Out came not only the beans and the salty goop they were
packed in, but also a cooker, preserved rat.  The label on the can was that
of a major supplier of canned veggies.  Can't recall which one.  Anyway,
big to-do in this part of the country about this.  Ugh, yuk, gross.
Anoria
 
 
 

Overweight Dog

Post by K T » Sun, 29 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> Several years ago a woman opened a can of green beans to give her family
> for dinner.  Out came not only the beans and the salty goop they were
> packed in, but also a cooker, preserved rat.  The label on the can was
that
> of a major supplier of canned veggies.  Can't recall which one.  Anyway,
> big to-do in this part of the country about this.  Ugh, yuk, gross.
> Anoria

I'm sure the dog wouldn't have minded it. ;)