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Weight - too low?

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Weight - too low? (Pics Added 1st Post)

CoCo, who is 3 years old, was experiencing some stiffness and soreness after some weekend-warrior type activities on our nearby trails. We took her to the vet, who put her on glucosamine supplements and told us to drop her weight.

In December she was around 28kgs (61lbs)... this past Saturday she was down to 24.8kgs (54.5 lbs). The vet wants to see her down another kg, to about 52lbs.

Does that seem low to you guys? I think she looks pretty good now. I'll have to post a pic, but she has definitely slimmed down, narrows at the waist. Anyone here have a healthy lab under 55lbs?

Edit to add pics (measured her, she is about 21.5"):

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Yikes, I don't know who Coco's parents are, but I remember you saying she was show bred. That would be a very petite labby for sure. I would be apalled if any of my puppy buyers called and told me that my pups were 55lbs.

Do you have a photo?

I'll post a photo tonight. Her mother, Lacey, was on the petite side at around 55-60lbs, I didn't meet the father as he is from the US, but a couple of members here have, and I believe he was also on the smaller side.

Sire: Boothgate's Chief Producer

Dam: Gomagan Leather E Lace

CoCo DEFINITELY looks trimmer than her folks do!
*bump* for pics in 1st post.
Thanks everyone! When my hubby (a teacher) is off for the summer he also has her out for much longer walks, so she tends to slim down... if anything we'll likely have to up her food intake for the summer to keep her from slimming down too much.

Sandy - apparently her brudda is on the thin side too, I don't know WHERE my children get it, certainly not from me! ;)
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