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Post by emcdowall1985 on Wed May 25 2016, 17:52

I have had Harley to vet today. He is 10kg overweight I have cut his food down just and stopped all his treats is there anything else I can try ?  I do not want my vet put him on a prescription diet just now

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Post by gillybrent on Wed May 25 2016, 20:52

10 kilos is a lot of weight to lose. i take it there are no health issues causing weight gain?

a balanced diet is essential,  not just cutting back. give him the right amount of food for tge weight you would like him to be & feed it over two or three meals a day so that he doesn't feel starving. what feeding regime do you follow & what brand of food do you feed?

exercise is also essential,  but will need to be built up gradually. three walks a day is a good start,  gradually increasing the length.  after a while you could introduce some play in the park with a toy or ball - again,  just a little to start with.

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Post by -Ian- on Thu May 26 2016, 00:47

Feed and exercise are key, just as it is with us humans.

If you think you may be over feeding reduce it over time and watch the treats. Exercise is really the key though, if you can get a couple or three good walks in you'll see a difference in weeks.

What weight is he now ?


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Post by emcdowall1985 on Thu May 26 2016, 13:34

He is 31.75kg he has been fed on James Wellbeloved turkey and rice since he was a puppy. He gets his dentastix daily and he get a jumbone once a week he get fed twice a day and two 1hour long walks every day. My Mum has told me she has been giving him the leftovers from the dinner and treat every time she goes into the kitchen.


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Post by -Ian- on Thu May 26 2016, 15:13

Laughing I think you've just found out why he's put on a little weight then


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Post by Goblin on Fri May 27 2016, 22:11

Ha! Yeah, that'll be it. My Mum keeps giving my boy toast and coissants when he's with them. I dont want to s
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Post by nick4377 on Tue Jun 07 2016, 21:09

I used to make my own food when my boy needed to loose weight. It is essential that you weigh everything precisely. I used to give him brown rice, mixed with fish and natural yogurt with some veg. He loved it Smile.
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Post by gillybrent on Wed Jun 08 2016, 10:55

how's the weight loss going?

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