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    Default Re: Mattie is hurt; can't jump anymore?!

    Sorry for the long delay. Looks like she probably pulled or strained something in her back. She seems back to 100% after a few days of rest. Vet recommended that for 1 week she goes on no long walks and to keep her kenneled when I'm at work, so we'll stick to that short-term to be safe. Thanks for all the replies!

    One thing I did find out though at the vet -- she's ballooned in weight. She was 58 pounds when I got her in February. She's up to 68 pounds now!! Jumping around with 17% extra weight definitely isn't going to work for her long-term, so the diet started this week.

    I've been feeding her 2 cups of Blue Buffalo Wilderness per day for about 3 months, and I guess I'll have to dial it back a bit. I'm also going to double up on the lengths of our walks (which will help us BOTH a bit) and reweigh her in a month or so.

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    Glad that's all it was, and cutting back on her food will help. We feed our females 3/4 cup twice a day.
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    Great to hear that Mattie will recover!

    Cami @ almost 6 y/o has gained back weight she took off
    and is just under 70 lbs. I was feeding her 2 cups daily so
    have started 3/4 cup and no treats and short walks (she
    HATES walks). Give Mattie kisses from us


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    So glad to hear she is doing better!!!! The diet and exercise will definitely help. 2 cups of Blue Buffalo is quite a bit.


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    Default Re: Mattie is hurt; can't jump anymore?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    Sorry for the long delay. Looks like she probably pulled or strained something in her back. She seems back to 100% after a few days of rest. Vet recommended that for 1 week she goes on no long walks and to keep her kenneled when I'm at work, so we'll stick to that short-term to be safe. Thanks for all the replies!

    One thing I did find out though at the vet -- she's ballooned in weight. She was 58 pounds when I got her in February. She's up to 68 pounds now!! Jumping around with 17% extra weight definitely isn't going to work for her long-term, so the diet started this week.

    I've been feeding her 2 cups of Blue Buffalo Wilderness per day for about 3 months, and I guess I'll have to dial it back a bit. I'm also going to double up on the lengths of our walks (which will help us BOTH a bit) and reweigh her in a month or so.

    So happy she is doing better and you have a plan to help her down the road! Good luck and keep us posted
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