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    QuestionSwitch or cut back?

    Hi all we have 3 dogs, 1 a GD pup she's not the concern. What is would be the
    2 older. 9 yo lab and 4 yo GD. They have each put on 5 lbs and we can't
    Seem to get it off. We have cut back on food but generally within a month
    We can see a diff, not this time. We feed grain free bc of our Labs allergies.
    Currently on merrick which they have done beautifully on. But I'm not sure what
    We should do stick it out and cut more? Bailey is 65 should be 60 and gets
    2 C daily. Jasmin is 96 should be 90 gets 3.25. That includes the reduction
    down .50 C.
    We tried the Popular totw which resulted in our boy eating stool- he stopped about 1-2
    Weeks after swap and horrible gas from both so not going there again. I chose merrick bc it is
    5 on dog food adv, and under 60 per bag here in fl.

    What do you all think? My vet said either switch or cut but he's not
    A fan of GF even though admits Baileys skin has healed on it.

    Our older kids don't act hungry except normal feeding times.

    Thoughts cut back .25 more, or swap to a lower cal protein fat GF if the
    Latter open to suggestions.
    Thank you!

    Forever in our hearts Jake

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    Has there been a change in how much exercise they are getting? If they are gaining, then they are getting more calories than they are using.
    As for the pup, I would be cautious about feeding too much protein, especially a giant breed like a GD (I'm assuming GD=great dane)

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    Nope we are consistent!
    I was more worried my kids would feel hungry if I cut back more, I did find one flavor that has less fat and calories in the same brand so I am thinking of going that route

    Our GD (yes Great Dane) puppy does not get their food we had to find lower protein and calcium and phosphorus levels but thank you

    Forever in our hearts Jake

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    Labs pretty much always act hungry. In this case I would cut back a bit and see if that helps with the weight gain.

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    Ha mine don't but I could feed them 5 x per day and I am sure they would eat it all lol

    That's the plan I guess I just needed to hear someone else agree! Thanks!!!'

    Forever in our hearts Jake

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