I know what you mean, they also become like one of the family my MIL reckons I am stupid to think so much about Saskamilomc72 said:I am never sure who's weight i worry about most...Poppy or the kids!!! Poppys food is measured out to the gram, yet the kids get whatever they want!!!!
Honestly, looks a little chunky to me. Not too bad, but on the verge of fat. I like a very lean dog myself and try to keep mine on the light side to keep the weight off the hips. I have a friend who has a Lab - wonderful Dudley boy - who is FAT, FAT, FAT!!! She never really listened to me about his weight. Her ex-husband fed him pizza and pancakes all the time - he always got his own kibble plus lots of what the family would eat.Lynnafcb said:I need help my MIL keeps on saying that my lab Saska is too fat could I have advice on this I think she is ok and I am trying to keep her at this weight, any advice would be appreciated she is 20 months old.
I was begining to think that she could do with loosing a few pounds but you know what it is like you do not want the MIL to tell you things, she is on 1 can of Chappie in the morining with mixer buscuits and one can in the after noon with the same buscuits. plus some treats for training etc. Do you think this is too much, I am a beginner at this so not sure any advice would be appreciated. I also have stopped my husband giving her titbits. She does have a good off lead run the morning and a walk in.the afternoon,Trickster said:If you want my completely honest opinion, I'd say she is a little chunky. I don't see much evidence of a waist or much definition of the ribs. She kinda reminds me of my Joker when he came to me -- I had to get a fair amount of weight off him. From the pictures you have posted I think she is more English fieldy than bench.
How much are you feeding and of what?
I will try and take a different picture and post I am putting her on a diet from today I do not want a fat lab for her sake more than mineKzunell said:It would help if you could take a pic straight down of her waist preferably with her on cement so we can see some good contrast. And another from the side of her waist but taken at the height of the middle of the dog with a white back ground. And she should be "stacked" in the pictures.
but even in these pictures she does look a little overweight. keeping a dog skinny slightly underweight will increase their life span and help delay things like Osteo Arthritis and joint problems..
Kelly and Amber