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How rude the vet called me chunky !!!!

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A lot of vets don't like it cause they say it's unhealthy for a dog to be overweight. Marcus is only 5 1/2 months and he's a bit chunky but his vet just seems to think it's funny. He weighs a bit over 4 pounds now.
That is too funny! Everytime I take Killer to the Vet he cautions me about her weight she weighs a little over 4 lbs. I do think it is better to whatch our dogs weight since being overweight leads to many health risks. Maybe you are just retaining water right now!


I'm sorry I didn't answer you request for weight and the kind of food we feed our dogs. I have 2 chi's, Killer (1yr) 4+ lbs, Ninja (6 mos.) 4+ lbs. Killer is currently eating Eukanuba Senior (because of her sugery and inactivity) and Ninja eats Eukanuba Small Bites. But my chi's will eat anything, Killer even ate an orange rind once.


Lina is pretty active and someone is constantly playing with her and sometimes I think she is never going to settle down and stop doing zoomies all over the house lol, so she's pretty skinny. The last time she was at the vet she weighed around 3 1/2 - 4lbs. When we first got her she was eating Purina Puppy Chow Healthy Morsels Formula but we recently switched her Natural Choice. It's making her coat a lot softer and she doesn't eat as much of it as she did the Purina. She loves it :)
My Princess is only four months old and she already weighs 4 pounds. But she is basicly slender with a little pot belly. I have asked the vet if her weight is too much and he says no that its just her body type. She eats Science Diet Puppy Small Bites. Her father weighs 4 pounds 5 ounces and her mother weighs 4 pounds 9 ounces so she looks like she'll be bigger than both of them!!!!
Chili is 7 1/2 months and weighs 4lbs 1 oz. He is by no means fat, though, lol, he is always so active (with me and hubby and 2 kids always playing with him!) our vet says he is "perfect" and we think so, too. He eats Kibbles & Bits and occasionally we give him Ol Roy moist and meaty food, too. But he never eats people food and only gets treats for doing tricks. We don't expect him to be more than 4 1/2 - 5 lbs fully grown.
aw, i feel bad for tader... we have a shih tzu mix that is a helty 42 pounds but he is on a diet now and used to be 60 pounds (here's his pic, he's shaved in this pic) rolo eats a very strict diet 3/4 of a cup of the prescription diet r/d. we never fed table scraps and my daughter has never been allowed to raom the house with food in her hand. we were unsure how he got so large, until we seen him taking other dog's food. it's hard sometimes to keep the dog's weight at the recommended weight. maybe when your son is eating keep the kitchen off limits to your furbaby. try a baby gate. my friend is going to start having that problem soon too with her min pin. the baby just throws food to him and laughs....
I have a good friend who has a chi that weighs in around 10-12 lbs. He isn't fat by any means, he is solid muscle, just a big boy. When he lands on you during his happy-dance-jump-on-everything-and-everyone moment, you get the breath knocked out of ya, it's funny.
I think you should teach your son not to drop the food.
If you didn't have Tader you would be cleaning up the floor all the time.
It's really just good manners not to drop food all over the place.

I have 3 boys (all grown now) and I know it's not easy, but it's better all around if you teach him not to do it.
my chi is so tiny, i wish she would gain some weight lol.... she is 7 months and just slightly under 3 lbs. she is very active but she eats a ton of food! a guy at my work has 2 chi's and they aren't overweight... one is 12 lbs and the other is 9. he just has big doggies!
zoey is 11 months old and she weighs about 8lbs. :shock: i think she's just a bigger chi and is really pure muscle. our vet has never said anything about her being overweight...
I Luv Taders said:
I personally think my vet is rude he is new to the clinic I take tader to & Ive never had any problems with them before until I had to see this guy & I dont like him Im thinking about changing vets but I dont know if its a good idea tader has been using this one even before he was born { thats where they took his mother}
have you talked to the office manager about the problem?? are there other vets there, can you request a different dr.?
Gadget is 3 months old and he weighed 2.053lbs on the 8th when he was last at the vet. He eats science diet puppy small bites dry food. and he gets well was getting science diet canned chicken puppy food until he stopped liking it.. I just bought him a can of Chicken soup for the puppy's soul today.. I am mixing the 2 until he gets winged off the s.d. then it will be csftps. he seems to like it... it has alot more flavor then the other.. anyway I think it smells like it does... hehehehehe

Plus he gets his popcorn at night and his other treats... gotta give him his good boy treats.... :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

I asked my vet the last time I was there if he was gaining the right amount of weight and he said he was perfect.... now all we have to do is get his last 2 sets of shots and he is on the GROUND!!!!!!!!
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The vet told me that as long as you can rub her chest and feel her ribs under the skin and she still has a waist, she is fine. However, she started looking more like a tootsie roll and the vet suggested she lose a little weight. Turns out she was getting too many treats that I bought her after her surgery and for Christmas! So now she only eats her Eukanuba, and a treat every now and then.

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