Over Weight

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  1. Bradster

    Bradster New Member

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    My lhasa apso, is really,, really, fat, does anyone have any good suggestions? eating less didnt work out, and it seems too much for her to give extra exercise.. any ideas?
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Eating less will work..even tho your pooch may not appriciate your efforts to start. Marydog lost 10 lbs and ws able to get her big black rear end off the floor a lot easier than before. I cut her down a little more each day..and i did increase her exercise with the addition of Victor..he took weight off of all of us!!! Now she feels tons better..tho she really misses the food. I have to be careful people do not feed her treats as well. Extra weight on a dog is so hard on their joints especially as they age (as it is with people) the vet also told me that it increases their chances of cancer as well. Give it another go..try a diet food..and stick to it..there are flavored waters that make great treats..taste wonderful and have no calories. Your dog will get a whole new life!
     
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    thanks, ill try that flavor water with her, but, everytime i run her, he freaks out and acts like its killing here
    after about 10 feet...
     
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    You got to start out slow..just as u would with yourself..you will find that gradually as your dog slims down it will get friskier and be able to play with so much more zest. Being overweight is so bad for a dog..big or little, the joint damage is unreal. They were never meant anymore than we are to carry the extra. Walking is the best way in the world..you don't have to run..take your time and enjoy yourself. If ten feet it is do 10 feet many times a day. and praise! Kisses in the ears go straight to the heart. Better than a birthday and a treat.
     
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    thats a good suggestion, i was thinking even just chasing her in the front yard, she "somehow" has energy for that
     
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    Shiva was carrying some baby fat, but as soon as I put her on the Innova EVO formula she trimmed right down. I wasn't expecting that side effect, and frankly didn't realize she'd gotten so chunky until I saw her minus that ten pounds or so of baby fat.
     
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    i not sure if you said but how much does your dog weight cause i think kayko is to skinny but my vet says he fine lol
     
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    45 pounds! shes a whale of a tale
     
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    wow that really over weight shes only surposed to be 13-15 pds thats really unheathy

    have you tryed getting some toys that will keep her moving like ones where you put tiny treats where she has to runn to get her food and deff feed her less dont worry you wont starve her :D good luck
     
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    Hmm.. I think she needs a good diet and lots of exercise with lots of positive reinforcements. Make losing weight fun for her.

    -Jon
     
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    i tried that starting yesterday, i found that she enjoys running in the front yard with my sock, while i desperately chase her, she really fast for her breed
    and her size.
     

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