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07-03-2018, 01:35 AM

Dog over weight what do I do?

hi i am very new here and this is mt first thread

so i have a lad mix and she is about 85 pounds just by looking at here you can tell shes obese and i really want to get her weight down

i want to get her in to walking and running so we have been going on ten min walks to ge her use to exercising every day and i will bring the time up each week ive takin her to the vet and he said that shes ok but i can very well see that theres nothing ok about her weight so im trying to get her weight down at home does any one have any tips for me thanks
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07-03-2018, 07:39 AM
Don't feed her too much - sounds trite, but it is the elephant in the room. Obesity is a simple mathematical equation - to lose weight you have to put in less than you put out; in other words, cut down the calorific intake and increase the exercise. 10 minute walks for even a toy dog are nowhere near enough exercise, so no wonder she is fat ... walking and running sounds really good, and as she loses the weight she will enjoy this more and more. Good luck x
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07-03-2018, 09:17 AM
Cut out any treats and extras if she has them and increasing her exercise.

If that has no effect, then reduce her meal slightly. See how that goes.

If no joy, reduce a little more.

DO NOT crash diet
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07-03-2018, 01:07 PM
Sadly the only way is to increase the exercise gradually as you are doing and to reduce the food intake at the same time. It won't be a quick fix though and will take quite a while, any improvement will be worth the effort.
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07-03-2018, 01:18 PM
thanks every one when she loses the weight will there be left over skin
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07-03-2018, 01:38 PM
There shouldn't be.
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07-03-2018, 03:13 PM
Originally Posted by doglover10398 View Post
hi i am very new here and this is mt first thread

so i have a lad mix and she is about 85 pounds just by looking at here you can tell shes obese and i really want to get her weight down

i want to get her in to walking and running so we have been going on ten min walks to ge her use to exercising every day and i will bring the time up each week ive takin her to the vet and he said that shes ok but i can very well see that theres nothing ok about her weight so im trying to get her weight down at home does any one have any tips for me thanks
85 pounds is almost 40kg. That's quite a big dog. Mine is about 35kg and I walk him around 10 miles or 16 km a day. Three hours a day. If I tried 10 minutes he make a point of waiting for me to move. "It isn't enough daddy!"
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  1. More exercise.
  2. Less food.
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07-03-2018, 04:08 PM
i know that ten mins is not a lot of exercise for how big of a dog she is but i want to get her in to it slowly so she does not hurt her self but im going to put the time up and up every week and maybe before that thanks so much foe all of yalls help and some one give me a idea of how much she should weigh she is lad mix with blue healer
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07-03-2018, 04:40 PM
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i know that ten mins is not a lot of exercise for how big of a dog she is but i want to get her in to it slowly so she does not hurt her self but im going to put the time up and up every week and maybe before that thanks so much foe all of yalls help and some one give me a idea of how much she should weigh she is lad mix with blue healer
A what?
"she is lad mix with blue healer"
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07-03-2018, 05:09 PM
I have assumed Labrador
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