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Fat Miniature Dachshund Weight loss tips?

April 21, 2010 by  
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I have a 9 month old miniture dachshund, he seems to be maybe 3 pounds overweight. I take him for walks twice a week or more. I need to know more tips for miniture dachshund dieting. Please help!
well he is taken for walks quite a bit more than what I said.

But he gets fed a cup a day of hard diet food mixed with soft diet food.

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5 Responses to “Fat Miniature Dachshund Weight loss tips?”
  1. Talltail says:

    How much are you feeding him and what are you feeding him? Maybe you need to cut back on the food a little bit. But three pounds isn’t much. I suggest you start taking him for daily walks, he’ll lose the weight quickly and he’ll keep it off.

  2. Foolish PleasureTTB DID says:

    First of all, weight loss in dogs is the same as weight loss in humans. It boils down to a matter of calories, Start with your vet. Take the dog in for a checkup, and discuss this with your vet. They are the best ones to advise you whether or not you need to put your dog on a reduced calorie diet, or whether cutting down on dog treats, substituting carrots instead, and cutting back on the dogs regular food is going to be the answer for you. Also, try walking the dog every day. Diet and exercise, in moderation, and how much weight to lose each week, so that it is done slowly, so as not to stress the dog.

  3. Sandra C says:

    Just like with humans, the only way for a dog to lose weight is less intake or more output, i.e. fewer calories and/or more exercise. You can walk him once or twice a day, or throw a ball and get him to bring it back. They make special foods that are lower calorie, but check with a vet since he’s still a puppy. Only feed him the recommended amount twice a day. Don’t leave food out all the time.

  4. seweccentric says:

    3 lbs is a lot for a breed that weighs around 10 lbs. It’s the equivalent of a 125 lb woman gaining 37 lbs.

    My dog was overweight, too. I cut his feeding back to twice a day and at scheduled times. No “free feedings” or filling up his bowl just because it’s empty.

    Walking twice a week isn’t regular enough to benefit from.

  5. ♥Friends with Everyone♥ says:

    Feed her a good quality dog food that is meant for overweight dogs , and DO NOT feed her ANY table scraps (human food) no matter how much she begs and looks “cute” for it. She will eat her dog food eventually.
    Here is a site that will show you which dog foods are the best and the worst. I suggest that you get any one of the dog foods that are top rated.
    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
    Most of grocery store dog food formulas, like IAMS, Pedigree, Science Diet, Purina,and etc contain “meat and bone meal” which has been known to contain dead dogs and cats that were euthanized in animal shelters. Their bodies are picked up and bought by the truck load by “rendering plants” , that also pick up road kill, dead live stock, and etc. They are shredded, and boiled. They skim off the fat on the top of the “soup” and collected it and sell it to pet food companies as “animal fat”, the rest of the animals’ remains are crushed up, dried and sold to dog and cat food companies as meat and bone meal.
    You can read more about it here.
    http://earthislandprojects.org/eijournal/fall97/fe_fall97petfood.html
    Here is an article where the owner of a rendering plant talks about it. He says that cremating the dead shelter animals would cause pollution, and that rendering them is good.
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_12_26/ai_115041999
    Here is further information on what you shouldn’t see in the ingredients list in your dog’s food.
    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients
    Top rated dog foods like Canidae contain good healthy ingredients.

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