The vet has been on me the last couple visits because BJ's weight was 82 lbs and she feels that's too heavy for him. I know they don't get enough exercise - and neither do I. So the last few weeks we have been going out in the morning (in the dark) and doing about 2 mi. I even got him a backpack to carry.
I haven't been back to the vet to weigh him again (I am waiting for Boomer's December check up) so how do I know he's lost weight? He doesnt' set off the seatbelt alarm in the front seat any more!
(If only I was doing as well )
Rusty, Blaze & Buster Brown
BJ - 3/9/2007 - 2/6/12 - miss you everyday
Boomer - ? - 3/15/12 - always in my heart
I can tell when mine are losing (or gaining) weight by looking at them from above, checking their waistline. I can't tell how much though...you should just run by the vet and use the scale!
Hooray BJ! I need to run the boys in and see what they weigh now, too. At their last weight-in, Champ was 107 and Buddy was 85. The vet wants them around 95-100 and 75-80. I can tell they have lost some, but have no idea how much.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
The best way to know if BJ is at a good weight is to use the body condition score. As every dog is different, it's almost impossible to give an accurate number of pounds the dog should weigh.
Here's an example: http://www.purina.com/dogs/health/bodycondition.aspx
Glad to hear he's lost some! I'd run by the vet and use the scale too, as I'd be darn curious! Daisy and Lola have the opposite problem, hard to keep weight on these girls, even when they are inactive!
Daisy, Hayshaker She's Utterly Unforgettable, CGC
Lola, our mellow yellow gal. Gotcha on 1-7-07
May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am
Terri and Jazzy
Way to go BJ !!!!