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    Default Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    Went to the vet last night for a checkup and vaccinations. Everything went fine. Lola weighed in at 56.8 pounds, she is almost 1 1/2 now. The vet said she thought Lola could lose about 5 pounds. I don't think she's fat!! She really does have a tuck at her waist and you can feel her ribs. She wants me to cut down her food by 20%. We feed Fromm Surf and Turf, she gets about 1 1/4 cups twice a day. Not many treats at all, other than about a tbsp of peanut butter in a Kong on weekdays, a little yogurt on her breakfast, and salmon oil on her dinner.

    I'll try to get a good picture of her waistline tonight.

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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    if you can see the tuck I wouldnt think she needs to lose?

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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    Oh dear that weight issue... Dublin is down from 51lbs to 47 lbs and I still get the "evil eye" and not so nice comments from those "kindly" strangers... I want her weight down to try to help her breathing issues. She will be two in August. She is what I call a "low to the ground bully" very short legs and very stocky. Dublin eats about the same as Lola by the looks of things. Maybe more treats..... Is she a taller bully?

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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    My two older boys are the same age as Lola and they only get 1 cup of kibble twice a day and hardly any treats at all, probably only 3 times a week and then it's fresh fruit or veggies, no commercial doggie treats (junk).
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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    Both of the boys are on Fromm and get just shy of a cup at each meal .. jameson is 65 pounds, titan 70....i think jameson needs to lose a couple but that's my fault as i bribe him with treats. titan has a great figure

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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    She sounds fine.... will look forward to pics later. Also, you should think of dropping her food to 1 cup 2x a day... that is usually plenty and then you can use frozen green beans, blueberries as treats
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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    Without pics there is no way to help for sure. Miila is a very small girl weighing in at around 35 pounds. We got her at a year and in the 8 months she hasnt changed much. She is perfect for her size and eats a heaping 3/4 cups of the fromm grain free 2x a day. BUT they are totally diff sizes obviously so without pics this is tough. I say if the dr wants a few pounds off it may be a good thing. Just cut the food down barely watch feeding and you will see it come off enough to make you and the vet happy.

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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    Here are some pictures. Yes, @Dubbiedog, she has longer legs than some bullies I have seen. I did drop her food down to 1 cup. She looked at me last night like WTH is this? Poor thing.

    Last night eating dinner

    Playing

    Good side shot

    Just because she's so stinkin' cute...

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    Default Re: Vet thinks Lola needs to lose a few!

    She is gorgeous...I dont' get why your vet wants her to lose weight. She certainly doesn't look overweight at all to me. She definitely has much longer legs than Dubbie...:-)

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