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 Puppy is a bit too chubby ( I think)

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Female Join date : 2010-10-01
Location : Miami,FL

PostSubject: Puppy is a bit too chubby ( I think)   Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:19 pm

So, Asia is a chubby little girl Razz I think she needs to drop a few lbs, but how do you do that with a puppy? When Mya needed to drop 20lbs I put her on reduced cal food, lowered her portions when she ate regular food, mixed in green beans, etc.

I just started Asia on TOTW Sierra Mountain Lamb all stage formula. Bag says to feed her between 3 1/2 to 5 cups a day! Shocked I know that the feeding portions they give are always too much. I was thinking 3 cups is fine, but will she drop a few pounds eating 3 cups? I don't want to starve her!

She weighs 30lbs (according to her paperwork), is 17" tall, 22"wide, and is between 5-6months (supposedly). I think she's too small to be 6 months!

My other two:

Mya: 6 years old, 47lbs, 22.5" tall, 26.5" wide
Kody: 1 year & 8 months, 24" tall, 26" wide, 45lbs
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Female Join date : 2009-12-13
Location : South Fl

PostSubject: Re: Puppy is a bit too chubby ( I think)   Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:26 pm

I would start off at around 2.5-3 cups a day and see what happens from there... She doesn't look too bad from the pics you posted but that doesn't mean anything. I'm sure putting her on a better food, and feeding her appropriate portions for a dog her age and exercise... her weight will even out eventually.

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Female Join date : 2010-09-15
Location : Eau Claire, Wisconsin

PostSubject: Re: Puppy is a bit too chubby ( I think)   Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:43 pm

I don't think she's chubby. Zoey was exactly the same, she was a huge puppy. I brought her home at 4 months and she was 35lbs. I've been feeding her 2 cups a day of TOTW Sierra Mountain from Day 1, and now at 1.5 years she's 49lbs.
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PostSubject: Re: Puppy is a bit too chubby ( I think)   Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:17 am

Give her more exercise and maintain the feeding level that Kristina suggested.
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