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Old 11-22-2012, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me what the correct weight is for a Maltese? Chouchou is 5 years old, has been spayed & weighs just over 10lbs. She was 11lbs & the vet said she was too fat & she would get arthritis when older so put her on a strict diet. She has lost some & is on special low calorie food but is always scraping in her bowl as if she is starving & I just feel so guilty & don't know what to do. I read on the internet that a Maltese should weigh about 7lbs. Anyone got any ideas please. Thank you
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They say the standard is 5 - 7 lbs but there are some on here that weigh more than that. Pipper is just over a year and he weighs just over 12 lbs. And he's not chubby, just very sturdy and solid.

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You need to look at her individual body.

If you can feel her ribs when you run your hands on her sides, and notice a dip up where her ribs end, she is okay.

If you can't... then she probably is a little overweight.


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