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Beagle Weight Loss

September 6, 2009 | By Tina F. | 6 comments

So last year when we got Darla she was steadily gaining weight. She is a Beagle/Boston Terrier Mix so our originial vet didn't know an ideal weight for her. Well over the winter she blew up to 39lbs even though she was on a scheduled feeding, and organic food, and had 6 walks a day(we didn't have a fenced yard). Since we've moved she is still on a scheduled feeding, on Blue Buffalo-Weight Managment, goes to the park or has a long walk each day, goes to daycare once every 2 wks, and plays with 3 other dogs in a fenced yard. I have tried making homemade treats, and now attempting to use vegetables as treats. I can't just not give them any treats, ecspecially when we are working on commands. My beagle Riley is a good weight 23lbs, but he is on the same routine as Darla to keep him healthy. I'm just getting discouraged, so does anyone have any stories or suggestions? Thanks
Darla & Riley's mom
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Janet A.
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Janet A.
4 years ago

If you haven't done so already, you may want to have your vet test for a thyroid problem. Also, they may take a stool sample to check for any abnormalities. Good luck, I know you're frustrated!

Tina F.
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Tina F.
5 years ago

Their food is very high quality, corn meal isn't in there. The first ingredient is deboned chicken. I should've mentioned, one of her parents was most likely a 15in beagle. My purebred Beagle Riley is 13inches. Our new obstacle, is since I tried the vegetables as treats, Riley has thrown up once yesterday and once today. So I think I'm going to have to buy really healthy treats or just stick to carrots.

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