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Weight Maintenance – Is my dog overweight?

Weight Maintenance:

Remember, a lean dog is healthier than an overweight dog, and puts less stress on his joints AND internal organs. If you don’t give your pup enough nutrition, it can stunt its growth and development of bone and substance. Unfortunately, most veterinarians are use to seeing only lankier, field trial/hunting types of Labradors. Many of them advise my puppy buyers that the puppy was too FAT when, in fact, it wasn’t at all. The English labs from show lines have more bone and substance , and simply are stockier. Feel for your dogs ribs often and judge for yourself. If you can feel the ribs with a little bit of pressure, he is fine, if you can’t feel the ribs, he has too thick of a layer of fat and you should cut back on food (or treats???). At a proper weight; You should NEVER be able to see the ribs!

As with humans, if you let your dog become a couch potato, it will have health problems, and a brief life. A dog needs 20-30 min of exercise a day as you do… shame on you if you don’t! Neglect in this area is as abusive as seeing an underweight starving dog. Both will shorten the length of life, and also QUALITY of life.

I recommend two feedings a day, one huge meal is just too much volume at one time and leaves dog hungry again.

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