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Old 11-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Going to put my 2 cents in

So THK is good food, but it is REALLY high protein and REALLY rich. So I guess -- when did you add that to their diet? And was he pudgy (sorry Rocky!) before adding this?

Does he get any table scraps? DH sneaking him treats? LOL Just asking!

One way to figure out what Rocky needs is figure out how many CALORIES Rocky should have. And then you look at the back of your dog food back and THK box and do the math to figure out how many calories are in each serving you are giving him. This is only for adult dogs. Not for puppies

Is it more or less?

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I had to use a calorie system with Gus. Because he puts on weight if eating kibble. The serving sizes listed aren't that great. So I found using calorie intake instead of measurements worked best.

I know Gus, at 19 pounds (his healthy weight), needs 555 calories a day.

Grace at 6 pounds needs at least 230 calories a day (I try to get her to eat more).

So I'd take Gus's calories, look at the bag and see how many calories = 1 cup (the usual measurement for kcal on bags).... and then figure out how much Gus needed to meet his 555 calories a day (a little less if I was giving him treats that day).

I'd also try to get Rocky to do more exercise - a longer walk or chasing the ball inside...

Hope that helps
Thanks Tori this is really helpful
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Soda is about the same size. If he's heavy, I take a touch off the top of his scoop of food at each meal. That's usually enough to take off a tiny bit of weight.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Soda is about the same size. If he's heavy, I take a touch off the top of his scoop of food at each meal. That's usually enough to take off a tiny bit of weight.
Thanks for the feedback JMM I think he is getting just a tad too much so I'm going to take just a bit off the top, I don't think it would be so bad if he wasn't such a lazy dog. Dog after my own heart
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