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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:47 PM
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I agree with everyone who's suggested having the thyroid re-checked and more exercise. I'd also be cutting the food back though, assuming that other than her weight she's an average sized husky. IMO 2 cups is more than enough for a dog that's not being exercised. Most of my dogs are running 4-6 miles/day (3 or 4, or maybe 5 times a week), in addition to free running around the farm when I'm out doing chores and they only eat 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups/day, depending on the size of the dog. They range in size from 40-90 pounds, in lean, muscled condition (not huskies btw, border collies, mixbreeds and a huge collie). A couple of years ago I was feeding more but they weren't cleaning out their bowls, they'd have some left that they'd nibble on later. I noticed that my cattle dog X was beginning to take on the look of a sausage on legs and realized that he was the one cleaning up most of the leftovers when I'd go downstairs to use the computer. I started picking up any leftover food and then later began to cut back to an amount that they would eat quickly so there were no leftovers. Now he gets his food carefully monitored (1 1/2 cups daily, split into two 3/4 cup feedings) and it didn't take long for him to begin to loose the extra weight and he's now in great shape again.
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Last edited by Gail P; January 8th, 2010 at 01:49 PM.
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