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Old 12-01-2012, 08:59 PM
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I adopted from Solano Animal Care a chihuahua 8 months ago. She is a very loveable dog and her and I went to a 5 week obiedience class which she learned alot. I walk her twice a day (10-15 mins each). She has gained a little bit of weight (she was 6lbs when we got her, and now she weighs 12). I have cut her food intake by at least 25% per the vet and she still doesn't loose any weight. I feed her a little bit of kibble n bits with chicken and a vege for dinner. Any ideas of how to get her to start loosing the weight without starving her? She plays maybe twice a day chasing her toy, other than that she sleeps.
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Hi & welcome!! Kibble n bits--all sugar that's why they love it. No good. Need to feed her a good 4-5 star food. It's very easy to overfeed these little. They require very little on a good quality raw & I would increase walk time.
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Get a good 4-5 star food. If you want to there are lots of people on this forum that feed raw or premade raw. Most love ZiwiPeak food. I use kibble. NOW or Fromm. Many others out there. Kibbles & Bits are full of food coloring and sugar. Change very gradually, over a week or so.
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I agree with changing food but I would also up her exercise. Exercise is a great way to help with a dog's weight. If she is not used to it you may have to start slowly building onto her exercise but as long as she is physically able I would get her walking. Jaxx usually walks about 2 to 3 hours a day sometimes more. We usually do not do it all at once but broke up into a couple walks it seems like it goes fast and he loves it.
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