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Hey thanks Cassie, I put Dodger on a short leash , tied his leash to his crate he doesn’t mind at all and now it’s great he only has his little area, thanks again love that he doesn’t sniff all over driving me crazy..lol, but that’s not why I am writing , I think Dodger has something wrong with him he is Hughe for a beagle he weighs over 50 lbs and is getting bigger and I have no idea why, I know most beagles only weigh between 15-23 lbs, but not this much, I looked up thyroid problems, and they say beagles have the hereditary type of hypothyroidism and I can’t afford to take him to the vet to do the blood work till next month, but he’s still getting bigger because I bought him a harness and it was to large and I took it in…. Know it fits him, they say with this disease he could have cancer, but it also says it’s one of the most over diagnosed disease of vets in America, so what do you guys think?
 

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How old is Dodger? Oliver weighs 47 pounds and he is not over weight, just a bigger beagle. How much are you feeding him (treats included).
He’s only 2 and he doesn’t get table scraps, but I get the large dog milk bones and break them in half and it says a medium size dog can have UP to 5 a day, but Dodger only gets maybe 2 or three pieces a day, but he does get his share of rawhided, but only other things he gets is apples and carrots, sometimes I do give him my rye toast corners only other people food he gets, so he really gets no, oh cheese he gets cheese once a day a slice of cheese a night his treat, that’s all 🤫and he and I walk everyday at least a mile, but more if it’s nice, over 17 degrees, neighbors think I am nuts, but Dodger an I are 365 ers ( we walk everyday) I am just worried Molly😥
 

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How much kibble/dog food does he eat?
He get 3 cups , but he eats like a cat, it can take him 3days to eat it all, funny thing is he takes it out of him bowl and munches it down bit by bit, but yeah it can take him days to eat 3cups of his kibbles and I have to tell him he has special water to get him to drink, he is terrible about drinking water he’d feather eat snow than drink water.
 

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I had 2 boxers that had hypothyroidism. The meds are pretty cheap, and it is a pill once a day. They had blood work done once a year, but that was all the attention they needed. It made a big difference in their looks and energy levels. It seemed like a lot of animals, including two of my cats, had the disease. Cats do not do as well with it. It seems strange to have thyroid problems be so prevalent. With cats, it was hyperthyroidism, which makes it hard for them to keep weight on.
I hope you find a solution if it is not just over-eating. Some dogs require very little food per pound than others. One of my beagles gains weight because she is always sneaking food. The other day she decided my cellphone looked tasty and grabbed it and broke the screen. Luckily, she did not do any damage to herself. The only damage was to my wallet and a gain for the phone seller.
Hey thanks everyone for all your advice, I am getting some doggy insurance and Dodger has a vet appointment next months so he will be covered by then to get his testing for what ever is going on thyroid or not, but I am sure it’s not over weight, because he doesn’t eat much at all really only time he does he is in his crate , weird…lol other than that he just nibbles, and drinking water nah not much of that either, canned food that’s a treat for him and I have to put cheese in that for him to eat that. A friend of my said some beagles are just big males especially, so he just maybe a large beagle, we will see at the vets next month, I think Cassie said the same thing, we will see, but thanks ever one… 🤩🥰Dodger thanks you too🐾ruff
 
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