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‪My Dogs Eating Fruits‬

Discussion in 'Dog Photo Galleries' started by hdhungryman, Mar 13, 2017.


  1. hdhungryman

    hdhungryman PetForums Newbie

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    Bananas are a tasty treat for dogs. They are also a good source of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, biotin and copper.

    Although Gordo (the Bulldog) & Dino (the Golden Retriever) beg for bananas all the time, we give them only as treats and in moderation. :Shamefullyembarrased

     
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  2. shadowmare

    shadowmare The dog doesn't bite, me on the other hand...

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    That's cute.
    No offense, but if you're trying to advertise your youtube channel that's not a place to do it... You don't need numerous threads for each video. You could put them all on one page if you reaaaally want people to watch them...
     
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  3. hdhungryman

    hdhungryman PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you. I did not know there was some rules about posting my dogs videos.
     
  4. SusieRainbow

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    I've moved your thread to dog photo galleries, that's the best area for the videos to be viewed.
     
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    also - & i know this isn't tactful, but i also think it needs to be said :oops: - both dogs are carrying extra weight. :(
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    Neither is morbidly obese, as in "this obesity is actually shortening their lives, & / or life-threatening" --- but their joints are & will be affected, their exercise tolerance is going to be affected, which will mean more wt-gain as they move less / get less aerobic exercise, & continue to eat the same average number of calories.
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    I'd suggest U ask Ur vet whether "the pumpkin diet" is safe & apropos for both dogs; it's simple & will not leave them feeling deprived, grabbing at trash, diving into the garbage, etc.
    MEASURE all meals.
    SUBSTITUTE 1/4th to 1/3rd of the usual volume of each meal, with plain pureed pumpkin [canned pumpkin puree].
    Example, dog eats 1 cup of food at every meal [for simplicity]. Pumpkin diet - dog eats 3/4 cup of the usual food [raw, canned, dry, doesn't matter] PLUS 1/4th cup of pumpkin, total still equals 1 cup. The extra fiber bulks-up the stool & helps to keep bowels regular, as well as helps excrete the anal glands with each BM.
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    The excess wt comes off steadily, the dog is not constantly hungry & doesn't beg non-stop or hunt for dropped trash.
    Added exercise is also imperative in order to lose wt, as dogs are incredibly efficient at MAINTAINING their body-wt; I've seen dogs under direct vet-care on strict diets with 50% of their former caloric intake, who didn't lose a pound, because the vet staff in the clinic did not exercise the dogs, they only took them out to potty on leash, then put them right back in the clinic cube. :(
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    Additional exercise doesn't have to be hardcore or intense aerobics - pudgy dogs, just like other sedentary ppl, can't suddenly become weekend athletes without hurting themselves, U can simply increase the DISTANCE they walk daily, or pick up the speed of their pace - walking 1/4th to 1/3rd further is low-key & safe. [i-e, walking 30-mins becomes walking 40-minutes, or walking 1 mile in 45 mins becomes walk the same mile in 40-mins]. Easy steps, gradual increases in intensity & endurance. ;)
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