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|11-21-2010, 12:02 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2008
Our guy needs to lose weight
We are trying to get our almost 3 year old yorkie to lose a pound or two. Any advice? WE go for a walk a day,and are trying to cut back on treats.
|11-21-2010, 12:17 PM||#2|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: S. W. Suburbs of Chicago, IL
In order for him to take the weight off you need to cut out all treats and cut back on the food. Are you feeding a good quality food now? How much are you feeding and how often. Bogey needed to lose weight too. Last winter he was up to 14.5 lbs He's a big boy but surely didn't need to weight that much. He's not down to 10.4 lbs. I cut out all treats and cut his food back to less than 1/4 cup twice daily. He looks and acts so much more healthy now. You should see a weight drop right away if you cut out enough calories. My vet allowed me to bring him in for a weekly weigh in, I would just drop in on off hours and do a quick weight and they would record it for me. You can also add a few green beans to the food or as an occasional snack. But you really need to cut back on the amount of food given and NO FREE FEEDING!
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|11-21-2010, 01:55 PM||#3|
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|11-21-2010, 02:28 PM||#4|
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Join Date: Oct 2005
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Both of my girls from Susan( your baby's breeder also if I remember right) are on diets. I cut out all their fancy treats, and give them Cherrios and weight management biscuits. I found on the California Natural kibble they were gaining weight. I switched to a weight management kibble and started feeding them a little less. Pixie has lost 1/2 lb and Roxie about 4 ounces. They still have more to lose but it's a start. It's really hard because Pixie lives for food. Good luck. I'd love to see pictures of your little one.
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