Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tallahassee, Fl
Off topic, but when you mentioned scales.... I always use the one at the vet, but I work at publix and tons of people use our scale, but when kids jump on it and parents do nothing about it... the scale doesn't start at zero. It starts at 10 lbs right now.... poor people think they are gaining weight!
Also... It think Blue buff is a bit heavy on their recommendations. A relatives dog weighs 90 lbs (labradoodle) and he needs to lose about 10 pounds but their vet says he so healthy and he doesn't need to lose any weight. Well he got they weight partially because they feed him 5 cups a day and just leave it out all day.... most of the time he won't even eat it all, but they keep trying to get him to eat that much.
So basically.... feed for his body condition, not his weight. When you reduce it 1/2 cup just keep an eye out on his body condition, if he starts to look a bit scrawny, then he may have needed those calories.
Dakota "Koda" GSD 02/20/2008
Chloe Calico 9/21/2007
"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too"
Last edited by GSDSunshine; 05-29-2010 at 12:06 PM.