Overweight dogs

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Overweight dogs

Post by B.Casinge » Mon, 02 Mar 1998 04:00:00



My two dogs are a bit overweight, and my male just blew out a ligament in
his knee, and his weight was probably a factor.  I have been going by the
recommended feeding schedule on the dog food, but it still seems to be too
much.

 Should I just go to smaller portions, or get a diet dog food?

 I don't want to starve my dogs.  It's going to be even tougher now that my
male will be inactive for 3 months after his surgery.  Thanks for any help.

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Bryan R. Casinger
El Paso, TX

 
 
 

Overweight dogs

Post by Joan Quin » Mon, 02 Mar 1998 04:00:00


I cut back the dog food a little and added rice and veggies to my mixed
breeds food. She has lots 10 lbs. over the last six months. She was 65 now
55 lbs. A few more to go. She was starving when I first tried just cutting
back. Vet saw her two weeks ago says she seems just fine and was very happy
about her weight loss.

Joan Quinn
:My two dogs are a bit overweight, and my male just blew out a ligament in
:his knee, and his weight was probably a factor.  I have been going by the
:recommended feeding schedule on the dog food, but it still seems to be too
:much.
:
: Should I just go to smaller portions, or get a diet dog food?
:
: I don't want to starve my dogs.  It's going to be even tougher now that my
:male will be inactive for 3 months after his surgery.  Thanks for any help.
:
:--
:Bryan R. Casinger
:El Paso, TX
:
:

 
 
 

Overweight dogs

Post by Joan Quin » Mon, 02 Mar 1998 04:00:00


I cut back the dog food a little and added rice and veggies to my mixed
breeds food. She has lots 10 lbs. over the last six months. She was 65 now
55 lbs. A few more to go. She was starving when I first tried just cutting
back. Vet saw her two weeks ago says she seems just fine and was very happy
about her weight loss.

Joan Quinn
:My two dogs are a bit overweight, and my male just blew out a ligament in
:his knee, and his weight was probably a factor.  I have been going by the
:recommended feeding schedule on the dog food, but it still seems to be too
:much.
:
: Should I just go to smaller portions, or get a diet dog food?
:
: I don't want to starve my dogs.  It's going to be even tougher now that my
:male will be inactive for 3 months after his surgery.  Thanks for any help.
:
:--
:Bryan R. Casinger
:El Paso, TX
:
:

 
 
 

Overweight dogs

Post by Twzl & Sligo, Happy Togeth » Mon, 02 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>My two dogs are a bit overweight, and my male just blew out a ligament in
>his knee, and his weight was probably a factor.  I have been going by the
>recommended feeding schedule on the dog food, but it still seems to be too
>much.

Let's put it this way....if you sold dog food, wouldn't you want to make
sure that people used LOTS of it? So, wouldn't you tell them on the bag to
feed LOTS of it? Dog food bags are notorious for telling you to way over
feed your dogs.

Quote:
> Should I just go to smaller portions, or get a diet dog food?

Go to smaller portions, feed them twice a day, and ignore the sad eyes.

Ann, Twzl & Sligo
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Overweight dogs

Post by petie dura » Mon, 02 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Try canned pumpkin (no sugar) and replace 1/3 of the dry food with it. It
gives enough bulk to fill them up, doesn't change their bowels and all
dogs seem to love it.
Petie


Quote:

> My two dogs are a bit overweight, and my male just blew out a ligament in
> his knee, and his weight was probably a factor.  I have been going by the
> recommended feeding schedule on the dog food, but it still seems to be too
> much.

>  Should I just go to smaller portions, or get a diet dog food?

>  I don't want to starve my dogs.  It's going to be even tougher now that my
> male will be inactive for 3 months after his surgery.  Thanks for any help.

> --
> Bryan R. Casinger
> El Paso, TX