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    Not sure if this is the right spot for this..apologies if not.

    Saw new vet today who sad Brie is just amazing. So happy to see her eyes clear and I'm doing great job w her folds but need to do bit better w vulva folds - i didnt know she had vulva folds? I wipe her there and get the yellow crusties off her fur n do a little swoop in n around in there but not enough i guess. lol ...However, he said she is not fat..but based on her body shape, she is a little more roly poly thn she should be. (37 pounds currently) ... So..it is recommended I cut back back a bit on her food and see how that goes. My question is..cutting back do I cut back at breakfast or dinner? Currently she gets 1 1/4 cup at breakfast a 1 cup at dinner. She gets toppings on each as well. Should I cut to 1 cup at breakfast or 3/4 cup at dinner? She does get a lil snack mid day and before bed. Thanks for your input!

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    Lisa -- can you post a picture of Brie for above... you looking down over her back as she is standing up?
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    @2BullyMama
    The vet said she still has a curves for now...
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    If those are not good, let me know and I will get us both in a better position...
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    How old is she?

    What I did with banks to have her slim down is used green beans to supplement the food cut back... say she gets 1 cup of kibble at feeding time.... instead of a full cup, I'd give 1/2 kibble and 1/2 green beans till the weight was where it needed to be
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    8 mos and 37 pounds...is she getting fat? I didn't think I was feeding her that much to begin w..but I do t mind cutting back just not sure if its better in morning or evening


    Green beans..ok..cooked or raw and do you mean string beans or actual green beans? I'm assuming fresh not frozen or can?
    @2BullyMama. Is she fat???
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    she is only 8 months... I would not be too concerned,and i do not think she is fat.
    @Sherry @cowsmom @JAKEISGREAT maybe able to give a little more insight on the feeding amount, been a LONG time since I had a puppy that age

    I use frozen or fresh green beans
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    Too Sad "Jenny Craig" doesn't have a pet plan!

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    Default Re: Help with weight control?

    I don't think she is fat. I can get behind being preventative for these guys but she doesn't look fat to me. I usually mix Raven's food with some fresh or frozen veggies, I feed both raw or steamed. When it's hot outside she seems to really like the frozen since they are 1) cold and 2) she likes to chew things.
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    Too Sad "Jenny Craig" doesn't have a pet plan!
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    Default Re: Help with weight control?

    She just doesn't look over weight to me..but m no expert and I certainly want her to be healthy so I'll do whatever it takes. He said you can't really go by a specific weight w age that is is body shape...

    so if I use green beans to compensate some kibble, again would it be better to do so in morning or evening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    I don't think she is fat. I can get behind being preventative for these guys but she doesn't look fat to me. I usually mix Raven's food with some fresh or frozen veggies, I feed both raw or steamed. When it's hot outside she seems to really like the frozen since they are 1) cold and 2) she likes to chew things.
    What other veggies do you use ?

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