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Old 01-16-2014, 07:06 PM
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Long story short is Mia is a touch tubby and I need to feed her less BUT she pukes bile when I ration her food too small and all the foods I've used are really high calorie (near 500 k/cals). So I was thinking a lower calorie food might be better for her because there'd be more mass but less calories and she'd feel full and not puke.

Good idea? Any suggestions? She's fine with grains in or grain free and no intolerances or allergies I know of.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:13 PM
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My moms dog (who was getting more than a little chunky) turned his nose up at low cal foods and would puke pile... so we did half his normal food and half something else (green beans, carrots, rice etc...) and he did lose weight! Maybe try that?
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:15 PM
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She spits out any vegetable. I've thought about the green beans but they're a no go.
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She spits out any vegetable. I've thought about the green beans but they're a no go.
Atta girl lol other than that I know natural balance has a low-cal food that people tend to like!
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:21 PM
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Oh wow that one is all the way down to 250 kcals! Might have to consider it even if just for short term use. Looks like TOTW is in the 350-80 range.

Annamaet Lean looks like another option (350 kcals) but I'd have to order it online. That might be a hassle.
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Pip gains weight REALLY easily and the one that works best for him is the Wellness Core Reduced Fat. It's wicked expensive, though... although you have wee dogs so maybe not as bad.
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One thing you might want to look at is senior formulas... they are typically lower calorie. Years and years ago, Auggie got chunky, and we put him on a senior formula of Canidae to get the weight off because it was lower calorie than their regular formulas.
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Be careful about that, though. Many senior diets (like many weight loss diets, unfortunately) have reduced protein levels which I am not a fan of.
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Most senior foods are unfortunately going to be lower protein though, which is not ideal. I second the Wellness CORE Reduced. Also, Fromm gf are all right around 400.
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Be careful about that, though. Many senior diets (like many weight loss diets, unfortunately) have reduced protein levels which I am not a fan of.
Lol! Typing at the same time!
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