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Old 03-07-2018, 09:55 AM   #31
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JennaPenny - Tasey has had the shot probably 4 times, with no problems as far as I could see.

Does anyone use Revolution? I am not doing the injection again (he just had it at the end of February so he won't be due until until end of August). I used to use Revolution for my lab for heart worm, fleas, ear mites etc.

His Honest Kitchen came, and he ate it great last night and this morning. I am trying 1/4 cup twice a day, then I will have to weigh him to see if that is enough/too much.

I would also like to feed him Freshpet Select sometimes. I don't want to complicate his diet too much, but I like him to have a little variety.

We are in the process of deciding if we want to add another dog once we have Tasey straightened out in his weight. It would be another small dog, probably a rescue Yorkie. I would like to get one around the same age as Tasey. I love German Shepherds, but our home/lifestyle seems more suited to a small dog. Plus my husband really disliked all of the shedding. I worry so much that Tasey is lonely, although he seems to be bonding with the cat.
I use Revolution on our Bella. No side effects except for temporary itching that causes her to run around for a couple of minutes trying to scratch her back on the carpet. After that, she's fine.
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JennaPenny - Tasey has had the shot probably 4 times, with no problems as far as I could see.

Does anyone use Revolution? I am not doing the injection again (he just had it at the end of February so he won't be due until until end of August). I used to use Revolution for my lab for heart worm, fleas, ear mites etc.

His Honest Kitchen came, and he ate it great last night and this morning. I am trying 1/4 cup twice a day, then I will have to weigh him to see if that is enough/too much.

I would also like to feed him Freshpet Select sometimes. I don't want to complicate his diet too much, but I like him to have a little variety.

We are in the process of deciding if we want to add another dog once we have Tasey straightened out in his weight. It would be another small dog, probably a rescue Yorkie. I would like to get one around the same age as Tasey. I love German Shepherds, but our home/lifestyle seems more suited to a small dog. Plus my husband really disliked all of the shedding. I worry so much that Tasey is lonely, although he seems to be bonding with the cat.
One thing you do need to keep an eye on when switching foods often is tummy upset. I personally am not a fan of any topicals.
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I'm sorry, but the thread title "My Yorkie is too fat" reminds me of this little ditty from the 1940's.

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I'm sorry, but the thread title "My Yorkie is too fat" reminds me of this little ditty from the 1940's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUG44Gr2jLA
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I'm sorry, but the thread title "My Yorkie is too fat" reminds me of this little ditty from the 1940's.

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Tasey had his weigh-in today:

11 pounds 4.5 ounces!!!!! Yay Tasey!

I am going to keep him on his current diet of 1/2 cup Honest Kitchen per day. I am not going to add FreshPet because Lovetodream88 pointed out stomach upset.

I will weigh him again in a few days to make sure he continues to go down.
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Tasey had his weigh-in today:

11 pounds 4.5 ounces!!!!! Yay Tasey!

I am going to keep him on his current diet of 1/2 cup Honest Kitchen per day. I am not going to add FreshPet because Lovetodream88 pointed out stomach upset.

I will weigh him again in a few days to make sure he continues to go down.
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His new diet is not working out. He is miserable and so hungry. For some reason Honest Kitchen just does not fill him up, and he barks and begs for more food.

I tried some of his Fromm reduced calorie kibble with a little Honest Kitchen as a topper. He seemed happier.

We also found a Fresh Pet kibble, but it is very expensive. I bought some and he tried it and seemed to really like it.

I know I need to pick one and keep him on it, and that switching isn't good. It is so hard to figure out what works for him. Once I get him to his goal weight I am hoping maintaining will be easier.
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Keep him on same diet if he enjoys the food, if he's still hungry give him frozen green cut beans (thawed) as a filler, there are no calories in cut beans but will fill his lil tummy without extra calories. How much you give doesn't matter, you can start with 1/4 cup to see if that satisfies his hunger, if it doesn't give him more.
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thanks Matese.

I will try that and see if it helps.
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thanks Matese.

I will try that and see if it helps.
Start him off slowly, though, because if he's like our Bella (a little Hoover vacuum cleaner), he might eat the green beans too quickly and without chewing and then throw them up. We have to give Bella vegetables in small pieces and a little at a time.
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Our little Audrey loves cauliflower. When she needed to lose a little, the PT said to replace some of her 1/4 cup of kibble with green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, but not peas or carrots {too fattening she said). Audrey likes all, but loves cauliflower. She lost two of the four or so ounces to see a waist.
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Tasey's weigh-in last night - 11 pounds 9.5 ounces

Back to the drawing board. I am done with the fancy food, and I am going back to fromm reduced calorie kibble with a tiny bit of canned for a topper. I will weigh him again in a week.

My husband and I are so disappointed because we have been walking him extra, and having him chase a ball more.
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Tasey's weigh-in last night - 11 pounds 9.5 ounces

Back to the drawing board. I am done with the fancy food, and I am going back to fromm reduced calorie kibble with a tiny bit of canned for a topper. I will weigh him again in a week.

My husband and I are so disappointed because we have been walking him extra, and having him chase a ball more.
Don't be too discouraged. There can be small ups and downs in weight due to food and water in the stomach, just as there is for humans. It's the long term trend that's important.
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Last night Tasey was 11 pounds 6 ounces. I am going to continue on with Fromm, and if he isn't down a little more in a week then I will reduce the amount a little.

He still looks pretty fat, but I know it will be a process.
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