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Mkay so several of you have got me thinking about my baby Britney's weight. She's 9 years old, a petite little thing heighth wise, but needs to lose some weight!! Last time she was at the vet which was earlier this year, the scale said 5.8 lbs and last time I weighed her at home I believe it was about the same, maybe as low as 5.6.

I'm wondering what a good weight for her would be?
Also I noticed she has a lot of excess skin??? Especially around her neck, in pictures you all I'm sure think it's fat but it's just skin. So if I can get her weight down, that skin would shrink, correct?
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5.8 lbs. at the Vet would be very close to 6 lbs. (.8 being right at 13 oz.) With her being on such a small frame, I'd say 5 lbs., or a tad under would be an ideal weight for her. The skin will shrink with the weight loss. It's basically "skin rolls," which is fat.
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Thanks for your response T, it's much appreciated.
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Mkay so several of you have got me thinking about my baby Britney's weight. She's 9 years old, a petite little thing heighth wise, but needs to lose some weight!! Last time she was at the vet which was earlier this year, the scale said 5.8 lbs and last time I weighed her at home I believe it was about the same, maybe as low as 5.6.

I'm wondering what a good weight for her would be?
Also I noticed she has a lot of excess skin??? Especially around her neck, in pictures you all I'm sure think it's fat but it's just skin. So if I can get her weight down, that skin would shrink, correct?

I'm on the same boat with you... my MoJie...his neck is very thick with roll of skin ...he's on a diet right now.....good luck.....
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That's the first place I noticed it on Chance too. His neck was getting loose skin. It's also the first place I noticed it coming off. That, and the padding in his chest.

1 lb. of weight loss on these guys is significant! Seriously! Chance went up just a lil over 1 lb. after his neuter, and if you look at him before, he was WAY to thin. Like a string bean with a head. With just over 1 lb. of gain he was starting to look like an Ooompa Looompa. And just taking off less than 1/2 lb. took away that "rolly" look from his neck. I will have to always keep an eye on it from here on out. Without the hormones, and his body structure, he can easily put it back on. Even just a few ounces is so noticeable on the lil short guys. We send our best wishes!
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Thank you Moni! Good luck to you and baby boy as well
I'm making Britney her official diet thread now..I'm so mad at myself.
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That's the first place I noticed it on Chance too. His neck was getting loose skin. It's also the first place I noticed it coming off. That, and the padding in his chest.

1 lb. of weight loss on these guys is significant! Seriously! Chance went up just a lil over 1 lb. after his neuter, and if you look at him before, he was WAY to thin. Like a string bean with a head. With just over 1 lb. of gain he was starting to look like an Ooompa Looompa. And just taking off less than 1/2 lb. took away that "rolly" look from his neck. I will have to always keep an eye on it from here on out. Without the hormones, and his body structure, he can easily put it back on. Even just a few ounces is so noticeable on the lil short guys. We send our best wishes!

NaNa and MoJie gained weight pretty fast right after spayed/neutered also......I also noticed my brothers dog even though they are 3 already they all gained weight after neutered......somehow I do like when they are a little fat but I know it's best for them to lose the weight...
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