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Old 01-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Barley's diet starts today! He's 44lbs and has about 10lbs to lose.

He can do it right? We have tried so many things hoping the 2 mile walks daily and the new dog food is going to do the trick!




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Quantity of the dog food along with the exercise will do it.
Be sure you control the portion size too.
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We have been and were expecting he had lost some weight but at his check up yesterday we found he has gained 2 pounds so we are switching from blue buffalo limited ingredient diet to their longevity diet which I guess is their weight control version and will keep his portions cut. We are hoping this works we are also switching to wet because he refuses to chew his food so we are hoping that will also help!


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It takes some time for dogs but you can do it!! Vazzle was porky when we got her and she has a figure now Portion control is a must. You can add peas to the food to fill up his tummy but there are no calories. Instead of whole dog bisquit for reward you can use kibble. I put kibble in a cookie jar and Vazzle was just as happy getting that as she was getting a cookie.
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Barley, I feel your pain. I could stand to lose 10 pounds too.

My German Shepherd was about 5 - 8 pounds overweight for awhile. Smaller portions and less treats. She lost the weight in no time. If only someone could do that for me. SIGH!

Good luck, Barley! You can do it.
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wet is more fattening. id put his food in a treat toy to slow down his eatng. and Id cut his food intake in half. add in green beans as a filler. I wouldnt go by what the bag says to feed, thats always way more then most dogs need. 2 mile walk a day isnt that active, so he doesnt need much food.
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Cassie hes a little over 17 inches


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Ok so we decided on 1/2 cup dry in the morning with some unsalted green beans and the same at night. Is that to much still???


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That amount certainly sounds fine to me. The green beans are a filler.
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