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    Quote Originally Posted by porkysmamma View Post
    So after my lovely journey to the vet yesterday (it was freezing rain, roads were terrible, I was crying n I have a car with a slow leak in the tire lol not fun) the vet diagnosed porky then said she wants her to lose 10lbs by June 8(!!!!!!! I feel like I'm starving her as it is she was getting 1 cup twice a day so the vet wants me to go 1 cup in the morning 3/4 cup for dinner!!!!!! She's not a health food girl I tried Vegas stew she snubbed it, green beans r a toy, ice cubes r a toy lol idk what to do I cut out every treat she gets n she still gained weight since her last nail clipping the only special thing she gets is low fat string cheese b4 bed so in total all day 1 3/4 cups food n 1 string cheese but on a good note since the switch to Fromm her oo: is looking fantastic lol!!!!! She can't start exercising until next Tuesday she's on bed rest until her meds r done so her back can heal grrr lol


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    We all hear it.
    Last time my vet said he needs to lose a few pounds, I got insulted. I said without looking at the chart, look at him. He's taller than most, he has a waist & I think he's perfect. Than the vet said' "He does look good, but for his hips & joints a few less lbs would be better".
    Max is 75lbs he gets 1/2 cup in the morning, 3/4 in the evening, 1 tablespoon of can food with string beans & some chicken before bed. I know I should cut him down more but, he's hungry (& I'm weak).
    Just cut her down slowly so she's not too hungry & miserable.
    Let me/us know how she's doing.

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    Default Re: Porky needs to lose 10 lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by porkysmamma View Post
    So after my lovely journey to the vet yesterday (it was freezing rain, roads were terrible, I was crying n I have a car with a slow leak in the tire lol not fun) the vet diagnosed porky then said she wants her to lose 10lbs by June 8(!!!!!!! I feel like I'm starving her as it is she was getting 1 cup twice a day so the vet wants me to go 1 cup in the morning 3/4 cup for dinner!!!!!! She's not a health food girl I tried Vegas stew she snubbed it, green beans r a toy, ice cubes r a toy lol idk what to do I cut out every treat she gets n she still gained weight since her last nail clipping the only special thing she gets is low fat string cheese b4 bed so in total all day 1 3/4 cups food n 1 string cheese but on a good note since the switch to Fromm her oo: is looking fantastic lol!!!!! She can't start exercising until next Tuesday she's on bed rest until her meds r done so her back can heal grrr lol


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    hmmm... How about fruit? Losing weight here was easy cuz Cutty will eat anything. How about carrots? Maybe cooked and mashed and mixed with the dry food?

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    I had to do this for Banks when she was about 1 or 2 years old. Best thing that worked for us.... she get a cup total at each meal 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup green beans. She lost the 10 lbs in no time and when we went back to her straight kibble, she maintained the same weight for the past 6 years
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    She is wickeddddddd picky lol I have a longer list of stuff she doesn't like than I do what she does!!!!! Her favorite is apples she will eat apples all day if I let her but wouldn't to much fruit, being citric acids n sugars be bad? She hates green beans I love them so we always have them I've tried frozen, nope, canned no salt, nope, fresh they r fun to fling around the house lol but I do like the idea of 1/2 food half bean!!! I haven't tried yellow wax yet maybe ill give them a go


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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    EBN is acting up for me but I dont see that extra 10 pounds the vet sees. It she was 50, that would make 10# equal 20% overweight... no way. She is not THAT 'noticeable'. Maybe try the diet and take off a few and see how she looks.
    Pix are hard to read in this as the camera angle makes a big difference. What you are looking for is, if viewed from directly above you should see a 'waist' behind her bottom rib.You shouldnt necessarily see all her ribs. That is getting a bit too light. Run your hand along her side and you should barely feel her ribs. Like they say, there should be some meat on her bones and still have a waist.

    Edit: 60 is on the top end for a female bully. I still contend that she doesnt look that 'noticeable' from the pix.
    I don't think she is either I gotta get a good pic of her because she is built like a boy lol I can feel all her ribs without applying any pressure but I can't see them at all she is starting to get a waist but isn't there yet lol she was over 75lbs from a house guest always feeding her his dinner but once he left she dropped down to where she is now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by porkysmamma View Post
    I don't think she is either I gotta get a good pic of her because she is built like a boy lol I can feel all her ribs without applying any pressure but I can't see them at all she is starting to get a waist but isn't there yet lol she was over 75lbs from a house guest always feeding her his dinner but once he left she dropped down to where she is now.


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    Doesn't look like she has missed any meals in that photo.... maybe she could lose another 10 pounds after all.. LOL Go for 5#s and then decide if she needs to loose another 5.

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    Default Re: Porky needs to lose 10 lbs

    We've done half food/half bean before and it worked well. I've also used a weight loss formula food before with good results.

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    Default Re: Porky needs to lose 10 lbs

    I agree, she could lose a few pounds, thanks for the extra pics of Miss Chunky Cutie Pie

    If you want to continue to feed 2 full cups and a little before bedtime then you can mix her
    Fromm w/unsalted green beans, try chopping them into small pieces in the blender so she
    will eat them in her food instead of being able to play w/them I'd cut out the string cheese
    for now and once or twice a week, give her a couple of small sardines (water packed) and
    a very easy (runny) boiled egg, at different times as a treat. It'll give her needed calcium &
    other good things. Since she is growing (widening out) don't be too concerned about trying
    lessening of protein right now, maybe after she's 3 y/o After she's lost 5 or 6 lbs, give her
    ONE piece of full fat dairy, string cheese but only ONCE a week, if you're giving the boiled egg
    and sardines a couple times a week too. When she's well, more exercise, as in walking


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    "After she's lost 5 or 6 lbs, give her ONE piece of full fat dairy, string cheese but only
    ONCE a week, if you're giving the boiled egg and sardines a couple times a week too.
    When she's well, more exercise, as in walking
    "

    The reason, I suggest FULL FAT... is low or no fat foods get ADDED SUGAR


    Healthy sources of FATS is a good thang! Society has this backa$$wards, we need
    these for optimum fuel and people and dogs will burn these off if properly active and
    not gain weight as feared. Love y'all much...Happy Valentines, my sweet girls!


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    RIP beloved boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    "After she's lost 5 or 6 lbs, give her ONE piece of full fat dairy, string cheese but only
    ONCE a week, if you're giving the boiled egg and sardines a couple times a week too.
    When she's well, more exercise, as in walking
    "

    The reason, I suggest FULL FAT... is low or no fat foods get ADDED SUGAR


    Healthy sources of FATS is a good thang! Society has this backa$$wards, we need
    these for optimum fuel and people and dogs will burn these off if properly active and
    not gain weight as feared. Love y'all much...Happy Valentines, my sweet girls!
    Oooo sardines I never even thought of trying those thank u n happy valentines day carol


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