Overweight dog

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Overweight dog

Post by dod.. » Tue, 11 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Hi,
I'm new to the newgroup so I apoligize if I'm asking the same old
questions but:
My daughter just was give a 5 year old dashund, female that is quite a
bit overweight. She says the dog was fed table scraps. I know changing
the eating habits of a dog can cause health problems. Do you have any
tips as to how to get the dog off of scraps and on to dog food and also
any recommendation as to a good low fat dog food? (please keep in mind
my daughter is not rich $:-). Thanks in advance. Return address is
messed up to aviod spammers! Please return to the news group or the
address below!
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Overweight dog

Post by Elaine Gallego » Mon, 17 Feb 1997 04:00:00


 I see no harm in an occasional treat of human food. The most important
thing is to determine the amount of food that it will take to keep the dog
lean. This is likely to be a VERY small amount in a Daschund.
 Feed the dog twice a day, and only the amount that she will eat readily
in 5 minutes. No snacks.
 If she doesn't finish a meal, pick it up in 5 minutes, and feed that same
bowlful for her next meal.
 She will lose weight if her owner doesn't cheat.

: Hi,
: I'm new to the newgroup so I apoligize if I'm asking the same old
: questions but:: My daughter just was give a 5 year old dashund, female that is quite a
: bit overweight. She says the dog was fed table scraps. I know changing
: the eating habits of a dog can cause health problems. Do you have any
: tips as to how to get the dog off of scraps and on to dog food and also
: any recommendation as to a good low fat dog food? (please keep in mind
: my daughter is not rich $:-). Thanks in advance. Return address is
: messed up to aviod spammers! Please return to the news group or the
: address below!
: --

: *  Two wrongs don't make a right  *
: *       But three lefts do!       *
: ***********************************

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Elaine Gallegos

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