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|08-29-2009, 09:29 AM||#1|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jun 2007
Im gonna freak out :(
my mom keeps telling me that im starving the dogs! lola is over weight and has been overweight for an entire year! and i dont want the same thing to happy to sebastian who is 8 mm old. Im feeding them twice a day morning around 6:30 am and late afternoon around 3 then i give them some before bed so they r not too hungry.
Lola (weighs 12 pds)gets 1.4-1.4-1.4
sebastian(weighs 7 pds) gets 1.4 then 1.4
am i starving them?
Lola Sebastian Kelly
|08-29-2009, 11:45 AM||#2|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: May 2009
Blog Entries: 23
Sometimes I think I'm noyt giving my two enough to eat but both are very energetic and healthy. If you can just feel the ribs under then they should be fine. Hope that came out right. I know my male looks chunke but if I run my hands over his ribcage I can just feel the outline of his ribs under the muscle. My little girl is six months and very light boned but is starting to develope a layer of muscle over her ribs. Even though they're fed twice a day they are always looking for food. Over feeding them just to please other people may shorten their lives. If in doubt ask your vet to tell you if their okay.
|08-29-2009, 01:55 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2007
Dee Dee is 6lbs and demi as well and they get 1/4 in am and 1/4 in pm
you do not want them over weight at it leads to alot of other health issues- trachea, acl injuries, diabetes, etc and if vet says they are ok then ok as too many people over eat and so do their dogs.
If your dog is over weight and older have the thyroid tested 6 panel through michigan state lab or dr jean dodds