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loulabelle23 12-15-2013 07:04 PM

Overweight
 
Been informed by a vet my dogcouple pounds over weight any tips on reducing the weight hes eating cabbage carrots parsnip swede dog food biscuits tiny bit biscuits he loves taste cabbage vet told me to fill him with cabbage he only gets treats when training took raw bones away due to vomitt that would be it any other idea please remember im irish lol American food mighten be here thank you for urhelpxx
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wolfy dog 12-15-2013 07:38 PM

That was one long sentence! ;). But okay, feed him a healthy diet for dogs. I don't know what is available in your country and what your goals are: raw, cooked or kibble. What you are describing sounds more like what you would feed a rabbit.
Besides a good diet, give him good exercise, appropriate for his age and the shape he is currently in to avoid overdoing it.

Lucy Dog 12-15-2013 07:45 PM

Feed less and exercise more. It's most likely that simple.

And cut out all those vegetables completely. Dogs don't need cabbage, carrots, etc.

What's his main food? Is he on kibble and which one? How much does he get?

loulabelle23 12-15-2013 08:02 PM

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I feed him 400 g to his weight and ovce a day but before vet I was feedimg him same without veg he has now since dropped weight but he refuses dry kibble completely he looks healthy not like a wee fatty
Ol

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loulabelle23 12-15-2013 08:03 PM

Ha wolfy us irish can talk fast andin one lol

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Lucy Dog 12-15-2013 08:07 PM

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I feed him 400 g to his weight and ovce a day but before vet I was feedimg him same without veg he has now since dropped weight but he refuses dry kibble completely he looks healthy not like a wee fatty
Ol

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Are you actually weighing out 400 grams of whatever you're feeding or is it just a guess? How do you measure how much food is going in the bowl? And what are you feeding?

Cut out all the extras that he doesn't need and stick strictly to dog food. Do not give him any other options other than his dog food to eat.

loulabelle23 12-15-2013 08:14 PM

Yeah I use a scale because there is no cup that comes with the food I reduce the 400 and add dog food I was told give dog olive oil for his joints and fur then I was told to feed him on grey hound food then I was told to feed him on working dog kibble etc

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blackshep 12-30-2013 11:15 AM

I'm assuming greyhound/working dog food is high calorie. Maybe change to a regular formula?

Remember the amount on the bag is a guideline, and I find they tend to tell people to feed more than less. When my dog was on kibble (she's now raw fed) they wanted me to feed her 6 cups a day. She maintained her weight on 4, if I were feeding 6 she'd have been pretty fat.

Also, up your dogs exercise. Just like people, muscle burns fat. More energy output and less energy input. :)

fredh 12-30-2013 02:13 PM

My Jake has dropped from 103 pounds down to 85-86 pounds since early October. Cut dry kibble intake from 4 to to 2 cups a day!

loulabelle23 01-01-2014 06:55 PM

I willl do that

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