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Calilowrisex

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So Liberty is a bit overweight, probably about 2 pounds. The vet said to put her on a weight control food, so I did that. It seemed to be helping but now it seems she is just chunky again. I only feed her 1/2 a day, anything else I can do?? I don't want her to be unhealthy!


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How much exercise is she getting?


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Blue buffalo longevity is really good for long term weight maintnance.
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Mine all slimmed down when I started feeding grain free. They do get a fair amount of exercise too, but I think the grain free really makes a difference.
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It's been so cold here and we have so much snow, it's snowing again right now. They only got outside to pee quick and then come back in. The warmer months they are outside a lot. I will try grain free!


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Eva tends to put pounds on easy...  I feed raw but have a bad habit of over feeding...  I've been good about giving the right portions and she is at a good weight now :)  It's stupidly snowy here too so next to no exercise outside.  I play ball with them down the hall, we do our scent detection homework each night and both my nakeds are in Rally-O classes so we get to the training hall once or twice a week for some exercise.  Maybe enroll in some training over the winter? Look for an indoor doggy play area?


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snortlepup

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How much does she weigh? Vespa is 12 lbs and gets a total of a 1/2 cup a day but she is very active. What I've done with my JRT mix when he got too sausagey was cut back on the amount of food (Not a huge amount but enough off each meal) but I added water to it and waited until it was bloated so that he felt like he was eating the same amount. Also exercised him more, which was hard because he's lazy. With Vespa I just touch a ball and she goes nuts. 


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She's about 12 or 13lbs but she should weight about 10lbs. She doesn't any toys but stuffed toys. She actually attacks Rex when he plays with his ball. I guess I could just switch to grain free and see what happens? They run around the house and what not and I play fetch with her and her stuffed pig that she loves. When she was a puppy she wasn't fat at all, didn't happen until after she was a year or so old. She's 2 years old now. Rex is 16lbs but he's also very tall and long, he's bigger crestie. I just want her to be healthy. They both get fed the same so I don't understand it at all.


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I think she should be eating much less than Rex.  If she should weigh 10 pounds and he 16 then you have to adjust her amount smaller.  I know on the kibble I feed it gives me a range of what to feed and I have to keep to the smaller amount of the range to keep Chanelly healthy.  I would try taking away 1/3 of Liberty's amount and see if that makes a difference.


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snortlepup

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I agree with My Crestie. They should definitely not be eating the same amount.
Also in the winter, dogs seem to put on more weight naturally. Try the switch to grain free, see if it helps and also feed her the lowest amount they give you on the bag. 


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