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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Doggiedelight, May 15, 2017.
Been to vets.
We are increasing her excerise.
What low fat food is best?
No need to change food
Lower the amount of food you feed by 10-30% and you will get results
The weight dropped off Tango when I changed her to Millies Wolfheart Tracker mix , she loved it but had vile smelling wind on it from the tripe content ! She maintains a sensible weight on liy's Kitchen Lamb kibble and their grain free wet foods.
I cant lower it anymore. She hardly has any as it is. I will weigh her food when we get in but she has such a tiny amount. No treats what so ever for last few weeks either.
Burns is good for weight loss
Ripley did well on Wellness healthy weight stuff
So she gets 60g in a morning and 60g at night. Its langhams food from aldi she is on and since being on it her poos are brill and no anal gland problems which was a major issue with penny. So 120g a day.
At 9%, the food you're currently feeding is actually already low in fat.
If you're not having any results by reducing amounts, I would perhaps suggest a blood panel as I really would expect a weight decrease on reduced amounts of that food.
You could try bulking the food out a little with shredded veg in order to reduce kibble further, but it would depend on how much under RDA you're already feeding, as you don't want to drop too low on fat and protein.
What is the dogs weight and what is the target weight?
We havent reduced her food. Weve always giver her 120g a day. I just popped into the vets ane weighed her and shes 7.5. She was 6.0 a year ago. Shes been speyed thats only difference. A nurse was there when I weighed her and she said lower her food and add carrots or brocolli so she is getting more in her mind still.
So wilp try this i think.
Ah, well, there you go then. If you've not tried lowering her food intake, that's certainly the first step before a change of diet.
If she's supposed to be 6kg... she will only have tiny amounts of food, that's a pretty tiny dog.
I never weigh food, if they are too fat feed less. I just looked on the Arden Grange that I feed and a 5kg dog is recommended 103g so I would think you could cut down a fair bit without doing any harm. Candy is slightly overweight at around 8 kgs and she gets about two thirds of what Toffee gets - at their right weights they weigh about the same though Toffee is a bit taller. Maybe go for something like Arden Grange which is probably a better quality food.
Bungo is 6KG and gets 60g in a day if that helps.
It just seems 120g such a small amoumt when i put it in her bowl though (2 x 60g)
If there's no medical problem, a dog only gains weight for one reason and that's more calories are being consumed than burned off.
I would reduce her food. If she's gaining weight, she's having too much.
A small amount for a small dog
Does she get any treats?
Using interactive feeders such as a Wobbler, Green Feeder or Dog Maze can help prolong meal times and make for a more satisfying meal than snaffling from a bowl in a few gulps.
Rory gets less than 100g; he's 10kg!
Our Staffy has 200g in a day.
Tea tonight 30g (instead of 60g) food with carrots.
I put it down and im sure she looked at me like 'jesus, am i on slimming world like you!!' lol
No i said that love. Shes not a greedy dog, not like my labradors who i had to buy maze bowls for to avoid bloat ços they eat so damn fast!
Not too much carrot, as they contain sugar.