25 Pounds!!

I took SheRa to the vet yesterday, and she weighed in at 25 lbs!!

I was shocked (and embarrased).
She is only 9 months old, and has always looked a little hefty. She gets lots of walks, and runs around with her doggie cousins, but would be content to sleep long hours if left alone in the house. I have started mixing in a bit of diet doggie kibble with her puppy kibble, but was wondering if anyone else has a chubby pup.

She has never really looked lean, so maybe this is just puppy fat?
She just loooooves food, and inhales her kibble in a nanosecond. (I feed her 3/4 per day, over 2 or 3 feedings)

any suggestions?

You are feeding her too much (IMO)…. are you still using puppy food? If so, stop and change it to adult... and since she seems to carry weight (as in an easy keeper and a good eater)... At 9 months, most likely not puppy fat... as dogs really don't get "baby fat" except by eating too much. And you will find that 99% of puppies do not need puppy food after the first 3 months. Many times I will change mine to adult food at 8 to 10 weeks. (again and as always IMO).

Start mixing her food with veggies... as a filler and I would not feed her more then 2x's a day and most likely not more than a total of 3/4 of a cup of food or at the very highest, 1 total cup over both feedings.

Oh and don't use a lot of carrots as veggie fillers due to the sugar content… green veggies are good like green beans... or root veggies....

Jazz porks up pretty easily, always has.
I feed her only 1/2 cup of kibble a day – 1/4 in the morning and 1/4 in the evening. She does get a few bites of treat every day, but not much. She also gets veggies -- mostly green beans, broccoli, stuff like that.

She's a lazy girl - she will run and play outside, but even out there will usually be found lazing under a sunbeam. Once, at a show when she was young, she barely moved at all in the ring. As soon as it was time for her to leave the ring, Bryan picked her up and she instantly flopped over and went to sleep. I think she was gone before he even got back to me at ringside.
My girl LOVES her naps!

thanks, i will cut out the puppy food completely, and get her down to 1/2 cup. she does like brocolli, so maybe some more of that and other veggies.

my girl is so different.. I have to work to keep weight on her.. She is eating about a 3/4 of a natural canned food plus a bit of dry a day. ppl still tell me she is skinny, so then I let them hold her leash for about a min before their jaws drop at her strength… must be all the mountain climbing.. cause she pulls like an Ox.

Canned unsweetened pumpkin is a great filler for the dogs.
Keeps the anal glands clean as well.
I would give her one meal in the am and one in the pm to keep the yellow foam from showing up.

@sharronhurlbut:

Canned unsweetened pumpkin is a great filler for the dogs.
Keeps the anal glands clean as well.

How much pumpkin do you put into a meal? Also, do you do this regularly, or just when you notice the 'butt juice'?

I put a nice spoonful in each meal and it prevents "fish" butt as we so sweetly call it in our house

I have to ask Because i am over here trying to figure out what "Fish" butt means ??

@phoenix3:

I have to ask Because i am over here trying to figure out what "Fish" butt means ??

The smell of anal glands.

@Schouiffy:

my girl is so different.. I have to work to keep weight on her.. She is eating about a 3/4 of a natural canned food plus a bit of dry a day. ppl still tell me she is skinny, so then I let them hold her leash for about a min before their jaws drop at her strength… must be all the mountain climbing.. cause she pulls like an Ox.

My girl Rio is like this. She is all muscle, high metabolism. We call her "super model thin". She eats plenty. She gets 1/2-3/4 of a can of wet food plus 1/2 a cup of dry. In the spring when she is racing, she eats a full can plus dry. This is why she loves her coats, she has no extra padding to keep her warm.

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