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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by KathieMTaylor, Sep 15, 2013.


  1. KathieMTaylor

    KathieMTaylor PetForums Newbie

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    I have a 20 month Scottish Terrier, bitch. My Vet has told me she is overweight - 12 kg - says she should be 10 kg.

    Any comments please.

    I do not think she is overweight - she hardly gets any treats, is fed on Purina Pro Plan food - as advised by vet !

    What do your Scotties weigh ??
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Do you have some photos?

    I go by physical appearance, rather than a number.
     
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    Lilylass PetForums VIP

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    A pic would certainly help - although it can be difficult to tell from those too

    Can you feel her ribs easily when touching her

    12kg does seem a little heavy for a Scottie - what height is she?


    Also, there are a lot of factors that can lead to dogs being overweight - treats are only one of them!
     
  4. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Purina is a very poor quality feed, they make Bakers :eek: Can you post a picture taken from above to show us what your dog's figure looks like?
     
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    j4nfr4n PetForums VIP

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    Can't help with your problem but want to welcome you to the forum :)
     
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    Gemmaa PetForums VIP

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    A photo would help...but that does sound quite heavy.
     
  7. KathieMTaylor

    KathieMTaylor PetForums Newbie

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    Many thanks to all replies - I think I have worked out how to attach this photo . . . . . . . ?
     

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    shirleystarr PetForums VIP

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    she looks a little overweight in the picture but not that much I think the food you are giving her wont help either its not a very good brand Have you tried Burns mini bites I find that really good
     
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    Mulish Just a Little Penguin

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    Lilylass PetForums VIP

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    Ohhhh she's lovely :D

    I do have a bit of a soft spot for Scottie's - there's one called Hamish in my street and he's such a character!!

    I'm afraid I agree she could do with losing a little - start with trying to get 1kg off her - you'll be amazed how much difference it can make, especially for a small dog.

    Agree with Mulish about having a look at the dry food index too - there's much better foods around & cheaper than pro plan too!

    Welcome to the forum
     
  11. KathieMTaylor

    KathieMTaylor PetForums Newbie

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    This 'forum' thing is all very new for me, but I will try to post some more pics and I appreciate the advice I have received. A big thank you !
     
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