k9paws

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Hello,
I have a 7 yr. old, female, spayed, EB and her Vet says she is 10 lbs. overweight. She is on Blue Buffalo weight management dry food. She gets 2 cups a day along with a can of green beans, (1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night). When she first started on the Weight Management lost a couple of pounds but gained it back.
Appreciate any suggestions.
Gary
 

helsonwheels

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Hello,
I have a 7 yr. old, female, spayed, EB and her Vet says she is 10 lbs. overweight. She is on Blue Buffalo weight management dry food. She gets 2 cups a day along with a can of green beans, (1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night). When she first started on the Weight Management lost a couple of pounds but gained it back.
Appreciate any suggestions.
Gary

I personally would get her off B.B. as it’s not a quality kibble. Acana makes Light n Fit dry...at least she’s eating quality n will lose weight. But this can of green beans, anything that comes out of a can is cooked n dead. There’s absolutely no nutritional value in any cans. Buy fresh or frozen n feed it frozen. There’s also frozen berries as snacks. But stop the cans.

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-feeding-tips/dog-lose-weight/

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/weight-loss-dog-foods/
 

2BullyMama

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Hello,
I have a 7 yr. old, female, spayed, EB and her Vet says she is 10 lbs. overweight. She is on Blue Buffalo weight management dry food. She gets 2 cups a day along with a can of green beans, (1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night). When she first started on the Weight Management lost a couple of pounds but gained it back.
Appreciate any suggestions.
Gary

I would cut back to 3/4 cup kibble and 1/2 cup of frozen green beans at each meal.... don’t use canned they have additives for preserving


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aprilemari

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our little old lady gets 1/2 cup of kibble twice daily...plus sweet potato fries as treats. using the frozen green beans will help fill your pups tummy while cutting back. plus they're not mushy and it will take some time to chew 'em up
 

Vikinggirl

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You've already been given great advice from members above, but I agree would like to see a picture.
Hoe much does he weigh? My vet also thinks my guys are a little overweight, but I don't think at 45 and 48 lbs that they are overweight. They do tend to gain about 2 or 3 lbs over the winter when they are less active due to the weather. In the summer they go on many walks so they lose ththose extra pounds.

These are my guys Blossom and Bulldozer
 

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Clermont

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exercise is essential with any diet.

My vet started with the over weight business before Ty was a year old.

We immediately switched to healthy weight food, and began a walking regimen.

He weights around 50lbs.

His Dad was a big guy, he weighed 80lbs but he didn't look fat really, he was solid as a rock.
 

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I would cut back to 3/4 cup kibble and 1/2 cup of frozen green beans at each meal.... don’t use canned they have additives for preserving


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This is exactly what I did with Monty and if the local vets' scales are to be believed (I have my doubts, they are always different to his bully vet) he has lost another 6 lbs. He has definitely lost weight and looks fantastic but I am not sure about it being another 6 lbs. He is 7.5 yrs old and low energy and latest weigh-in, 60lbs, down from his original 72 when adopted. I don't want him to lose any more.

I feed him Zignature Salmon & Trout or Duck, no diet food.

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Monty waist.jpg
 
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2BullyMama

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This is exactly what I did with Monty and if the local vets' scales are to be believed (I have my doubts, they are always different to his bully vet) he has lost another 6 lbs. He has definitely lost weight and looks fantastic but I am not sure about it being another 6 lbs. He is 7.5 yrs old and low energy and latest weigh-in, 60lbs, down from his original 72 when adopted. I don't want him to lose any more.

I feed him Zignature Salmon & Trout or Duck, no diet food.

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He looks great!!


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Jersey

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Absolutely agree with Helene. Canned foods are usually loaded with sodium as a preservative. Not good for dogs or people, plus sodium makes you retain water. Fresh or frozen is the best!


I personally would get her off B.B. as it’s not a quality kibble. Acana makes Light n Fit dry...at least she’s eating quality n will lose weight. But this can of green beans, anything that comes out of a can is cooked n dead. There’s absolutely no nutritional value in any cans. Buy fresh or frozen n feed it frozen. There’s also frozen berries as snacks. But stop the cans.

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-feeding-tips/dog-lose-weight/

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/weight-loss-dog-foods/
 

Clermont

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This is exactly what I did with Monty and if the local vets' scales are to be believed (I have my doubts, they are always different to his bully vet) he has lost another 6 lbs. He has definitely lost weight and looks fantastic but I am not sure about it being another 6 lbs. He is 7.5 yrs old and low energy and latest weigh-in, 60lbs, down from his original 72 when adopted. I don't want him to lose any more.

I feed him Zignature Salmon & Trout or Duck, no diet food.

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He looks fine to me

Even has a waistline,

I think we're all pretty much in agreement, Our vets tell us puppers are over weight, but we question that

If I remember my anatomy class correctly, muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue.

And like I said, Ty's Dad weighed 80lbs, but was rock hard solid.

Ty weighs around 50, IS NOT LAZY, and as far as moving around, he can haul-*** when he wants to!
 

Vikinggirl

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This is exactly what I did with Monty and if the local vets' scales are to be believed (I have my doubts, they are always different to his bully vet) he has lost another 6 lbs. He has definitely lost weight and looks fantastic but I am not sure about it being another 6 lbs. He is 7.5 yrs old and low energy and latest weigh-in, 60lbs, down from his original 72 when adopted. I don't want him to lose any more.

I feed him Zignature Salmon & Trout or Duck, no diet food.

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I think he looks great
 

Vikinggirl

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The rule of thumb is that you should be able to feel the ribs, but not see them, and if you stand above your bully, they should have a well defined waist when you look at them from above, like an hour glass shape.
 

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