Celesteandthebullies wrote:Does she she get treats often? Are the treats deducted from her food? I had that issue with my boy, had lots of exercise but kept gaining weight. I 1.) Started using lower fat foods (was using hot dogs) 2.) If we had training that day with treats I took a portion out of his dog food.
If you have someone to help you, recall could help lose a few pounds. Stand a good distance away and call her back and forth.
MMSmith wrote:Honestly, she looks heavier than your first posts of her, and I don't feel that it's all muscle. Just my 0.02.
Celesteandthebullies wrote:An older picture, notice how her rib area is more defined?
Do you have side pictures you can compare? Like this
MarMar wrote:Honestly I think you'd need better pictures of her for anyone to get a good idea. You need one straight on from her side and maybe one from the top looking down.
starrlamia wrote:she looks fine to me, you could probably take a pound or two off but i dont think it is neccessary (and its hard to tell because she is black), she has nice muscle definition for a pet
starrlamia wrote:How old is she? They do fill out quite a bit as they mature
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Kingsgurl wrote:The flirt pole is really more about chasing the toy on the end of it. Sometimes dogs who will not tug still like to chase
As dogs age, their metabolism slows down (just like with people) Dogs tend to put on weight pretty evenly, so it is often mistaken for 'muscle' when it is just a pretty even distribution of fat. You should be able to feel rib when lightly stroking your dog. If you have to put pressure into it, your dog is carrying extra weight. When viewed from the top, the dog should have an obvious waist, and the tuck behind the ribs has already been covered.
Sarah wrote:An adult dog who puts on 13 pounds would be either obese, or the dog would have been very underweight before. They don't gain that much weight in muscle. (ie; I started bicycling with my Tess to condition her, and she went from 31.9 to 32.2 pounds. That would be a typical level of weight gain for fairly high level exercise.)
The dog doesn't look that heavy, so my guess is that the scale is off. Was it the same scale both times?
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