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Old 06-16-2004, 09:12 PM
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Default My puppy is starting to get fat!

I have noticed lately that my min pin, Charlie, is turning in to a fat little guy. Im not quite sure what to do to help him keep weight off, but all I know is he runs around a lot, so I try to keep him in shape. I know that there is diet doggy food, but he is only four months old and Im not sure if he is too young for that kind of food. Plus I heard froma friend who also has a min pin, that once I nueter him, he will gain a lot more weight. But if he isnt too young for a diet where do I start, and what kind of food do I give him? Any info would help, THANKS!
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:23 PM
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How much does he weight now?
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Old 06-17-2004, 04:28 AM
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Well, see thats the thing he really doesnt weight that much, he only weights about five pounds. But the problem is he is getting a fat belly.
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Old 06-17-2004, 08:04 AM
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I'm not at all familiar with how much small dogs like a Mini Pin weigh, but it's possible he's picked up worms. That's actually easy for them to do and will give them a belly-bloated look. Your vet can check him to find out.
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:43 AM
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Well I know for sure he doesnt have worms, so I dont think its that.
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Old 06-17-2004, 12:45 PM
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It was just a thought, we have to check ours every so often because they catch - and eat - groundhogs, rabbits, pretty much any kind of game that gets in their way, and they can get worms from eating game. So far they haven't picked any up, but it's always a good place to start.
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