Hollie's weight ???

Go down

Hollie's weight ???

Post by debbiewaterhouse on Wed Apr 27 2011, 19:28

Hollie went to vets today to have the Kennel Cough Vaccine and while waiting to go in I weighed her...14.5 kg

The vets says she's put far too much weight on since she was spayed and to cut her food down by 25%

Hollie's not fat or overweight in my opinion, she looks like a picture of health (apart from her little baldy patch on her head Smile)

Does anyone think that 14.5kg is bad for a 7 1/2 month old???
avatar
debbiewaterhouse
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 51
Location : West Yorkshire
Relationship Status : Divorced
Dogs Name(s) : Hollie & Dotts
Dog(s) Ages : 2 1/2 & 5 months
Dog Gender(s) : Females
Join date : 2011-01-18
Support total : 3
Posts : 789

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Cornish-Muscle on Wed Apr 27 2011, 19:30

That doesn't sound too bad to me, I think Molly was around that, to be honest, I'd go buy the look of the dog rather than her weight, we do that with Molly, but we keep track of her weight just in case of drastic changes.
avatar
Cornish-Muscle
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Location : Cornwall
Dogs Name(s) : Molly
Dog Gender(s) : Bitch
Join date : 2010-12-24
Support total : 3
Posts : 806

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by debbiewaterhouse on Wed Apr 27 2011, 19:36

Ok, thanks, i'll keep my eye on her though, don't want her to get overweight, and at the moment with the weather being nice she's not eating as much anyway, just drinking loads and loads Tongues
avatar
debbiewaterhouse
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 51
Location : West Yorkshire
Relationship Status : Divorced
Dogs Name(s) : Hollie & Dotts
Dog(s) Ages : 2 1/2 & 5 months
Dog Gender(s) : Females
Join date : 2011-01-18
Support total : 3
Posts : 789

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 27 2011, 22:43

I never go by actual weight unless it's needed for medicines etc. If she's fit, active & happy, and you can feel her ribs when you run your hand down her side, she's not overweight!

I had this with Dempsey at the first vet I went to - the vet said he was getting a big belly. He was 10 weeks old!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by gem on Thu Apr 28 2011, 01:01

My vet told me my boy was too thin and needed more weight on his loins 2 days later he won the challenge certificate best of breed and group 1.
Was a little confused that week Smile
avatar
gem
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Age : 51
Dogs Name(s) : duke
Dog Gender(s) : dog
Join date : 2010-10-26
Support total : 83
Posts : 4242

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 28 2011, 08:26


Hollie looks just perfect to me !!! Love Struck

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 28 2011, 08:35

billy went to the vet yesterday and he is nearly 7 months and he weighs
18.5kg and the vet said he was ok.
Hollie looks lovely, it must just be the vets preference

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by debbiewaterhouse on Thu Apr 28 2011, 08:56

Thanks everyone, thats put my mind at ease Smile
I can feel her ribs when I stroke her sides but they're not poking out or anything... she's active, healthy & happy
They also mentioned the 1/4 tin of tuna fish I put in her food twice a day and said I could be overloading her protein intake Surprised
avatar
debbiewaterhouse
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 51
Location : West Yorkshire
Relationship Status : Divorced
Dogs Name(s) : Hollie & Dotts
Dog(s) Ages : 2 1/2 & 5 months
Dog Gender(s) : Females
Join date : 2011-01-18
Support total : 3
Posts : 789

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by janey on Thu Apr 28 2011, 09:03

I think the tuna is fine!!! When they are spayed its said your supposed to cut there food/calories(cant remember!) by 25% but as said dont go by the amount but how Hollie is, and she looks stunning Big Grin
avatar
janey
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 34
Location : Surrey
Dogs Name(s) : Moo
Dog(s) Ages : 5ish
Dog Gender(s) : Girly
Join date : 2010-08-28
Support total : 4824
Posts : 56018

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by debbiewaterhouse on Thu Apr 28 2011, 09:07

Thanks Janey, thats what the vet said about her being spayed and her hormone levels won't be the same, but Hollie's not a greedy dog, she'll only eat what she needs, she often leaves a little bit in her bowl.
She does get treats but only while i'm training her, I don't feel i'm overfeeding her and she does look in beautiful condition. Smile
avatar
debbiewaterhouse
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 51
Location : West Yorkshire
Relationship Status : Divorced
Dogs Name(s) : Hollie & Dotts
Dog(s) Ages : 2 1/2 & 5 months
Dog Gender(s) : Females
Join date : 2011-01-18
Support total : 3
Posts : 789

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by janey on Thu Apr 28 2011, 09:10

And thats all you can ask for Love Struck
avatar
janey
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 34
Location : Surrey
Dogs Name(s) : Moo
Dog(s) Ages : 5ish
Dog Gender(s) : Girly
Join date : 2010-08-28
Support total : 4824
Posts : 56018

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 28 2011, 10:33

gem wrote:My vet told me my boy was too thin and needed more weight on his loins 2 days later he won the challenge certificate best of breed and group 1.
Was a little confused that week Smile

Laughing Laughing Laughing

debbiewaterhouse wrote:She does get treats but only while i'm training her, I don't feel i'm overfeeding her and she does look in beautiful condition. Smile

That's the main thing - she looks good and she's active. What more does your vet want?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 28 2011, 22:46

debbiewaterhouse wrote:Thanks everyone, thats put my mind at ease Smile
I can feel her ribs when I stroke her sides but they're not poking out or anything... she's active, healthy & happy
They also mentioned the 1/4 tin of tuna fish I put in her food twice a day and said I could be overloading her protein intake Surprised

Debbie just to put your mind at rest Milly was weighed on Tue and was 17.8kg the vet said she is in excellent condition and looks good as I was worried about her weight. Milly is on a fish only diet so has tuna,sardines etc everyday and that is the diet the specialist vet put her on.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 28 2011, 22:47

oh and P.S I think Hollie looks stunning xx

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by debbiewaterhouse on Fri Apr 29 2011, 08:24

Thanks soooo much Tracie, i'm keeping her on the Wainwrights and the 1/4 tin of Tunafish, she is such a happy energetic little thing, can't believe the vet thinks she's overweight and when I went to visit some boarding kennels the woman there said I shouldn't be feeding her tunafish but should give her 1/2 teaspoon of Flax Oil in her food instead.
Well, I looked up Flax Oil on the internet and that too is full of protein, so I don't see what the difference would be???
Oh well, I suppose it's just a difference of opinion... Smile
avatar
debbiewaterhouse
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Donator

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 51
Location : West Yorkshire
Relationship Status : Divorced
Dogs Name(s) : Hollie & Dotts
Dog(s) Ages : 2 1/2 & 5 months
Dog Gender(s) : Females
Join date : 2011-01-18
Support total : 3
Posts : 789

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Staffy on Fri Apr 29 2011, 09:58

debbiewaterhouse wrote:Hollie went to vets today to have the Kennel Cough Vaccine and while waiting to go in I weighed her...14.5 kg

The vets says she's put far too much weight on since she was spayed and to cut her food down by 25%

Hollie's not fat or overweight in my opinion, she looks like a picture of health (apart from her little baldy patch on her head Smile)

Does anyone think that 14.5kg is bad for a 7 1/2 month old???

According to my scales Telly is 14.9Kg.She's just over 7 months if that helps.
avatar
Staffy
"Top Rank" Staffy-bull-terrier Member


Status Status :
Online
Offline

Male
Age : 27
Location : Herefordshire.
Dogs Name(s) : Tilly.
Dog Gender(s) : Female.
Join date : 2011-04-21
Support total : 0
Posts : 428

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 29 2011, 10:19

I think it's often a matter of perspective. What one person sees as 'just right' another person will see as either 'too thin' or 'overweight'.

I know how I want my dogs to look, and I stick with that - if others think otherwise, that's up to them!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by janey on Fri Apr 29 2011, 10:46

Caryll wrote:I think it's often a matter of perspective. What one person sees as 'just right' another person will see as either 'too thin' or 'overweight'.

I know how I want my dogs to look, and I stick with that - if others think otherwise, that's up to them!

Nicely put, for months everyone said Moo was too 'skinny' and I was even asked whether I was feeding her properly!!! She's perfect to me and her weights fine.
avatar
janey
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member
Staffy-Bull-Terrier VIP Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Female
Age : 34
Location : Surrey
Dogs Name(s) : Moo
Dog(s) Ages : 5ish
Dog Gender(s) : Girly
Join date : 2010-08-28
Support total : 4824
Posts : 56018

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 29 2011, 10:48

There, you see I've seen pics & (if I remember right) a video of Mooo & I think she looks just right!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by miya on Tue Sep 05 2017, 18:57

hi, my 6 1/2 yr old staffie son is 44 lbs. is that too much? i get mixed answers if i search it.
thank you - miya

miya
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Join date : 2011-08-15
Support total : 0
Posts : 12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by miya on Tue Sep 05 2017, 18:59

oh, i'm sorry i didn't realize i answered your msg with an a question. i am not familiar with how to ask the forum questions.

miya
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Join date : 2011-08-15
Support total : 0
Posts : 12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by -Ian- on Tue Sep 05 2017, 19:48

Hi Miya, choose the forum you want to post in and the click on "New Topic" add a title and then message then simply post Smile


Staffy-Bull-Terrier Online Community
Meet the forum staff - Who's Who
Please read the forum rules - Click Here.

avatar
-Ian-
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Admin
Staffy-Bull-Terrier Admin

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Male
Age : 50
Location : Surrey
Dogs Name(s) : Anything, she's Deaf !
Dog(s) Ages : About 11 maybe
Dog Gender(s) : Girl
Join date : 2014-01-31
Support total : 2820
Posts : 22216

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by miya on Tue Sep 05 2017, 19:50

ok, thank you

miya
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member
New Staffy-bull-terrier Member

Status Status :
Online
Offline

Join date : 2011-08-15
Support total : 0
Posts : 12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hollie's weight ???

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum