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    DefaultBruce has to go on a diet

    I took Bruce in for his check up yesterday and holy cow he weighs 100 lbs. Vet said he should loose 15 lbs.

    He used to get 1 1/2 cups twice daily and at least 1 hour per day of exercise. 1/2 hour on leash and 1/2 hour playing or swimming.

    I have cut his dog food to 1 cup twice daily and will try for more exercise.

    Does this sound OK?

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    DefaultRe: Bruce has to go on a diet

    What food is he on?

    1 cup twice a day sounds about right but I would use fillers (green beans, pumpkin) to replace the other cup. He is a big dog and still needs quite a substantial amount of food to sustain.

    I would also cut out all treats. If you need to treat him, use bits of his kibble.

    Swimming is excellent exercise and I would definitely keep that up. Aim for an hour of something vigorous every day. Running with you or another dog is excellent, retrieving, swimming, long off leash walks, etc.

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    DefaultRe: Bruce has to go on a diet

    His dog food is Nutram lamb and rice (Canadian made).

    I'll try the green beans and pumpkin. Thanks for the help.

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    DefaultRe: Bruce has to go on a diet

    Awww Bruce...it won't take much to take the weight off.

    Lucy is very active everyday and I only give her just under a cup 2 times a day. She does get treats daily and extras like fish and cottage cheese but only on really super active days.
    The green beans work great for filler.
    Good luck with getting the weight off.


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