Welcome to the YorkieTalk.com Forums Community - the community for Yorkshire Terriers. |
You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be able to chat with over 35,000 YorkieTalk members, read over 2,000,000 posted discussions, and view more than 15,000 Yorkie photos in the YorkieTalk Photo Gallery after you register. We would love to have you as a member!
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please click here to contact us.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools|
|07-05-2011, 09:21 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Greek Yogurt- Gaining weight?
I just took my babe to the vet, and he said she was kind of "chunky" and maybe I needed to watch her weight- SHE IS 3 POUNDS! Seriously. Who says a 3lb dog needs to lose weight. Just kidding, I understand she can't be too big because her little bones will never be able to support a 5 lb body. I can even feel her middle a little thicker, but I was HAPPY. I've had to worry about her blood sugar getting too low from not eating enough (she passed out once and we had to rush her to the vet at 11pm one night). She's two years old, has had the same appetite her whole life and has been on California Natural for at least 6 months (was on Solid Gold before that- protein was too high so we switched to CN). She's been on fish oil since she was a baby, so I know it's more fattening than plant oil, but I don't see how that just now would make her gain weight. The only thing that's changed is I feed her greek yogurt now instead of regular plain yogurt. Could that cause this? The vet didn't act like it was a huge deal- he just kind of laughed and said she definitely shouldn't gain any more weight. Help!! I don't walk her a lot (once a week maybe) but it's 100 degrees outside so I worry about her. I throw the ball inside a lot, but she's never been the type that needed a ton of exercise. Plus I don't like to run her a lot because her knees aren't bad, but not the best so it's a precautionary..Anyone else noticed this with their yorkie's diet?
|07-05-2011, 05:56 PM||#2|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hafnafjörður, Iceland , North Europe
Can you feel her ribs ? or her hips ?
On a dog you should feel the ribs but not see them, and you should not be able to feel her hips, If you can not feel her ribs then she should loose some wheight but the best thing to loose wheight is excersise, you dont have to put her on some special food if she is a little too fat just walk her everyday then it should go away soon
If you can feel little bit of the ribs then she is fine !
Sun [Owner] ,Fido [Yorkie] ,Mímir [Chinese Crested] ,Kría [Icelandic cat] ,Skuggi [Forrest cat]
|07-06-2011, 04:18 AM||#3|
Donating YT 4000 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Blog Entries: 1
Greek yogurt has slightly fewer calories than regular plain yogurt (130 kcal vs 140). So it's not the yogurt per se that's causing the weight gain so much as her total caloric intake.
Don't get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.
|07-06-2011, 03:22 PM||#5|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Do you have a treadmil? If it's to hot outside, start her walking on it. Might take to people to get her used to it. Unfortunately one holding a treat in front her to get her to walk on a leash on it.
|07-06-2011, 04:30 PM||#6|
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
2 of mine gained weight on the California Natural and so did Yt member Connie's girls. SO maybe that is what is causing the weight gain.
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08