How Much Food?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Lizmo, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. tucksmom

    tucksmom New Member

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    I think most people aren't use to seeing dogs at a healthy weight-at least most people I know. My mother in law was recently offended by our (we have the same one) vet telling her that her shih tzu mix was overweight. When she told me, I just sort of nodded, while thinking, yes, she is overweight. My mother also thinks our dogs are a tad thin-hers are very overweight too :(

    Our vet says both Rocky and Tucker are right where they should be.

    I kinda pay attention to calories in the food plus how much I'm scooping out, and treats too. I think my boys would eat all day long if I let them :)
     
  2. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    I am the epitome of bad dog owner- if my dogs are at my parents' house and they insist on feeding them five hundred milkbones apiece... i cut back the amount of food they get for dinner :-X

    Nobody has died from starvation yet. Although Mushroom is convinced he's close.
     
  3. SpringerLover

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    That's exactly what I did when I was actually/actively training my dogs. Often they got nothing for dinner... because it was consumed in training!
     
  4. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    My dogs don't get dinner most days. Actually almost everything they eat is delivered in training. They're small and there's not much wiggle room.

    Summer's appetite is so-so sometimes when it comes to eating out of a bowl but she will inhale food forever during training. go figure.

    She also would live off of milkbones if I let her. It's a super jackpot treat for her, which I find odd.
     

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