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Q: What is the best weight to keep weight up on a dog who is on a bland diet

April 28, 2008 | By Joe B. | 4 answers | Expired: 2419 days ago

What is the best weight to keep weight up on a dog who is on a bland diet

My female pit had a bout of pancreatitis about two months ago. Fortunately it was mild and she has recovered from it. However, we now have her on a very bland diet of baked chicken (no skin), white rice, and small elbow pasta, mixed with her WD kibble. I have been feeding her a mixture of 1 cup kibble and 1 cup cooked food in the AM, at noon and in the PM. She has dropped about 4 lbs since we started this. I would also note that we do a 3 mile walk every AM (except in the rain, they HATE the rain), and a 2 miler in the PM. She has gone from 60 lbs to 56 lbs.

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Jill R.
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Apr 28, 2008

56 pounds still may be her ideal weight, most dogs now in the US are slightly to way overweight. Leaner animals, in general are healthier. I would recommend to stop by with her at your vet and have them check her body condition score, that way you will know whether she's the right size or not.
PS. my dogs hate the rain too...

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Beaglepawz
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Apr 28, 2008

I do agree that you should discuss the weight concerns with your vet as they know the history of your animal and what the weight should be.

My cairn who passed a way a few years ago had chronic pancreatitis and so was on a bland kibble - Iams Low residue. She got their treats too. She could have carrots, canned pumpkin and a few other things like that and took Pepcid daily.

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Marta J.
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Apr 28, 2008

Wd is usually used for animals for weight management. Vets use it for overweight diabetic dogs. Maybe that's why the weight loss. You might want to tell you vet about the weight loss.

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