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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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cissy was/is about 55 lbs.; anything more is too much on her. she is "compact" compared to zoe who is around 62 lbs. remembering coco's pics and being a small puppy; it would make sense. my vet also feels less is better in labbies.
I agree. Especially if you are having possible issues with joints, you will be doing her a huge favor by keeping her a little on the thin side than tipping too far the other direction.
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