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Old 08-07-2004, 11:21 AM
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Hey so my Agility trainer tells me my 2 y.o. Jazz is fat even boardering on obese (however I can feel her ribs slightly...) and I Was wondering what you guys thought wwere some good low calorie treats for her during training since she is trained 2 times a day everyday!? I have used her dinner at times for the evening session but any other ideas cause she has suddenly decided she doesnt like carrots either... Thanx!
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Old 08-08-2004, 04:12 PM
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Anyone? any ideas please??
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Old 08-08-2004, 08:42 PM
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What does your vet say about her weight? If you can feel her ribs slightly, borderline obesity sounds a bit strange.

If she really is overweight, you might just try cutting back on the amounts of food she gets and use smaller treats, making sure they're high quality, organic and human grade, just as you would with her food.
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:43 PM
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we havent talked to the vet since my trainer told us this....I too thought the statement was odd...Thanx ya I have cut her food down quite a bit but I dont want to drop too much since she is still growing thanx!
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:30 AM
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If she's still growing, and since she's so active, I don't think I'd even worry about cutting back. Puppies need fuel to grow, and they'll go through stages where they look like they're just gaining weight. If you notice that she's sleeping a little more and more soundly, you can bet she's having a growth spurt.

Really, since she's still growing, I'd worry more about her not getting enough food than too much.

Shiva went through a stage where she would eat everything that got in her way. I had to put her outside to give Kharma a shot at some food. She was looking a tad chunky, too. Suddenly, she's stopped eating like that and has stretched out into her weight.
You've got a much better feel for your dog's growth than anyone else, so you just have to use your own common sense. You can tell, too, if she's carrying excessive subcutaneous fat.
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