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Daisy had her yearly checkup today and the vet said that she is healthy as a horse. She did say that Daisy was as heavy as I would ever want her to get (28.6 lbs) so she recommended that I cut her back from 1 cup per day to 3/4 cup per day of food. She acts like she's starving now with only 1 cup, so I don't know how this will go.
 

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Once the weight goes on it is near impossible to get off a Beagle. We have started feeding the boys apple slices and carrot slices and bananna slices for snacks. Glad she is healthy.
 

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Our first beagle Cleo was overweight (42 lbs) and the vet had her on a perscription diet. It was a high fiber low calorie food. We also supplemented her diet with frozen green beens as snacks. She managed to lose close to 10lbs. Unfortunately some of it came back before she went to the bridge. She was a very much a couch potatoe so getting her out on walks was hard. She was old and overweight when we adopted her.

Tucker was 52 lbs when we adopted him and he is now 42 to 45 lbs. However he is a large beagle so he is not really overweight. He could stand to be about 40 lbs.
 

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Glad the checkup went well!
I am fighting the battle of the buldge with Phoebe now. She always acted like she was starving! We cut back her intake and have added green beans, it's only been 2 weeks, but she looks smaller!
 

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Hooray for good check-ups! If you are going to cut back on Daisy's dog food, I would definitely recommend adding something in with fiber to fill her up -- Tucker's Dad mentioned the green beans which are great. I have given them to Maggie but have used the canned, low salt ones -- she liked them cold so just kept them in the frig.
 

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Our Merlin was always overweight we had him on diets on and off with some success and then it would sneak back on. It's so hard with those gorgeous beagle eyes looking at you with such longing. I think it's us owners that have to be strong. We always fed Merlin less than Bazel but somehow he was always bigger. Bazel being a much active dog had a lot to do with it.
We did put a lot more vegies in his meals like grated carrot etc.
Good luck with it as I said you can get it off but it's keeping it off that's the problem we humans tend to get lax and want to treat; them well that was my problem. I'm a soft touch.
 

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Aliesha, that's great!!

I would recommend (after seeing a neighbor getting his rotty lose extra weight) to exercise her. If you have a treadmill - great! Put her on it gradually from 5 to 15 minutes and get to 30 minutes a day. It will be great for her and will help a lot with her weight.
If you don't have a treadmill at home, I hate to say it (as much as I would hate doing it) - exercise her outdoors, by walking her (power walk) an hour a day.

I wonder if she could donate 3-4 lb to Chloe....
 

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Clean bills of health are always great! I'm glad that Daisy's doing so well. Jersey could stand to lose 3-5 lbs. in my opinion. My vet doesn't think she's overweight but like Daisy, she shouldn't get any heavier. I just want her to lose a few pounds if possible.
 
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