Ideal weight of dogs

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Avatar f tn Has your veterinarian examined your new dog yet? They would be best able to assess his weight and determine if he is too thin. A fecal exam for parasites would also be a good idea. The most common nutritional problem in US dogs is obesity, and it is generally a good thing to be able to see a "waist" from above and from the side.
Avatar n tn It seems to curb appetite and dogs do lose weight on this medication. They lose weight slowly and safely on it. If your dog still has trouble losing weight than a thyroid blood profile, and tests for Hyperadrenocorticism should be performed.
Avatar f tn – Mon Apr 5, 6:41 am ET PARIS (AFP) – The junk food and poor eating habits affecting humans is also killing their four-legged pals, say veterinary surgeons and experts. Allergies and obesity are reducing the life expectancy of Lassies and Mittens nourished worldwide on industrial foodstuffs, said Gerard Lippert, a Belgian acupuncturist for animals who has just completed a study on the diets of 600 dead dogs. "Pets, like humans, are victims of junk food," he told AFP.
Avatar f tn 25lbs sounds like nothing to me, I would be starving. I do plan on getting back to my ideal weight of 110 after this pregnancy but I won't focus on that until after nursing. It does get hard carrying the weight around but I would be throwing up if I didnt eat every 3 hrs.
1916673 tn?1420236870 The vet is very pleased that he's gained weight and is up to 31 lbs......All of our dogs have been on a very fine and highly recommended low fat diet for a good 3 years......The canned dog food that he is getting is the Hills k/d that you mentioned. Would you care to expound on what I can expect given the stage that the kidney disease is in?? AND, is the weakness in his rear legs exaserbated due to the kidney disease?
Avatar m tn However, over the past two months he's put on a lot of weight. There has been no change in his diet or amount of exercise--he gets 3/4 cup food a day spread out over two meals (I feed him with a forager ball otherwise he eats everything in about 5 minutes, so it takes him around 30 minutes to eat each portion and he has to push the ball around to get at the food), and has never gotten treats.
369472 tn?1198749292 she has lost 2 kg in a week and a bit and alot of weight before than. the vet said there is nothing we can do for this. i wanted to check to see if anyone knew on here if there was anything at all that we could do to help her? please help me.
Avatar m tn 5 had weighed 103 lbs he was place on a diet he is now 85 with help of Science Diet weight loss food and then maintained with Science Diet W/D. Now the Vet is discontinuing this food and rep. My replacing it with Purina overweight management. My golden is Not impressed, he usually eats anything in front of hm. What do your recommend??
Avatar f tn But you can't give her an appropriate breakfast and dinner with the right number of calories in it and then feed additional treats and not expect her to gain weight. One treat that doesn't tend to put on weight is a tee-tiny little slice of a canned green bean. Be careful when you first try them, because if you give too many, it can cause loose stools (like eating grass will do).
Avatar n tn Glad to see I am not the only one that has gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time. I've gained 25 lbs in 4 months. I look like I'm pregnant, my butt looks like a cow, I've gone from a size 0 to a size 5. The dr's can't find anything wrong. I do have a cysts on my left ovary but the dr isn't worried about it. I have had a partial hysterectomy back in 1993 and I stayed a 0 so I doubt it is that. I have been having a lot of hot flashes though.
685623 tn?1283485207 She will end up losing at least 3 of her rear toes because of this accident. What's even more amazing to me is that I will bet all three of these animals will end up being adoring and loving pets to the right family. The trust and love our pets have for us often knows no bounds and it is just so depressing to think that other people can't see that.
299260 tn?1304219705 He still has a low level of jondus and they said that it is bc it takes breast fed babies longer to get rid of it. Then he wasnt gaining weight like he should bc of the jondus so it took him 3 weeks to get back to his birth weight. We have to go back Friday to get his weight rechecked. Then his skin on his lil thing grew back in a small area so he is going to have to get recut... no fun. His doctor said they probably wouldnt do it until he was 6 months to a year...
Avatar f tn I love it so much I looked at the new ones of a similiar model. They look plastic and light weight, but I'm not ready to buy yet. My Mom has the Oreck and likes the lightweightness of it. But some string did get caught in the roller and she did not know. The strength of it (thought it was a fine string) did scratch her hard wood. It's hard to find something that will do hard wood too - so I'm all ears on this discussion!
299260 tn?1304219705 so if you can have your hubby get you lots of little snacks and bottles of water and juice before you arrive home, that would be ideal. you will find that big meals go out the window for a while so keep the little snacks handy.
Avatar n tn I am a 41 year old female with a 2 year old, in good health other than being about 10 pounds overweight. Two months ago I began experiencing shortness of breath. I yawn constantly in an attempt to get air. The doctor thought asthma, especially given my family history of lung problems, so though my lungs sounded clear I tried advair/albuterol. No change in condition. I had a ct scan to check for a pulmonary embolism and everything looked good.
Avatar f tn Also a small cup of grated carrot taken every morning is said to be offensive to all kinds of parasites. There are a million ways to get rid of the adult worms inside you, but avoiding reinfection is the hard part.
10175413 tn?1427173851 FWIW, I also had similar issues right around the same time of treatment. Shortness of breath from just climbing the stairs along with palpitations made it difficult to just keep active. And forget about any sort of workouts.. I thought I was going to pass out a few times during sex! That was the worst.. lol. My rbc was on the cusp of the low end the allowable range so they did not adjust the riba. I was taking 600mg of Riba in the morning, Sovaldi/Olysiio midday and 400 of Riba in the pm.
429155 tn?1205676864 I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Avatar n tn The increased protein and fat in cat food can sometime cause GI issues and pancreatitis in dogs. Most commercial cat food is not even ideal for cats since a lot of cat foods contain grain is a variety of form such as meal, and glutin. Cat's do not have any need in their diets for grains of any kinds.
Avatar n tn I'm married and both of us are completely monogamous - it cannot be an STD of any sort. Haven't changed laundry detergent, body soap, lotion, perfume, or anything else I can think of in quite some time.
280700 tn?1210287416 I am desperate to get pregnant and need to hear some encouraging stories from people using Clomid. I am putting on a fair bit of weight, but don't mind if the end result is a beautiful little baby!! I was put on Clomid for low progesterone levels.
637356 tn?1301928422 My cat has lost some weight too but she used to be a little overweight so she's actually at her ideal weight now. I think they just slow down, just like our elderly do, and don't eat as much. We can't decide for you when the best time to euthenize would be. I would think if he's still playing, eating (even if it's not as much) and wanting to be petted and purring, then I would assume he still wants to live and is enjoying life. Talk with your vet and see what he says.
931217 tn?1283484935 [96-98] Because of the genetic basis of the disorder, the ideal approach to eliminating it is to neuter those dogs that carry the predisposing genes to eliminate the disease from the population.[99,100] Behavioral Risks - Though neutering has been associated with a decreased incidence of some kinds of aggression, there is limited evidence that it may sometimes be associated with an increase in aggressive behavior.
Avatar n tn all the weight gain from depo has depo in it!!! do your best to lose any weight gained on it and drink lots of water. feel free to e-mail me and i can answer any questions you might have. love and hugs....
Avatar n tn Slentrol, weight loss medicine for dogs. It does curb the appetite. Please also have her stool checked for parasites.
82861 tn?1333457511 He is a Dalmation about 2-12 years old, and weighs 63 pounds. He looks like he's at an ideal weight for him as he is on the larger end of Dal size. All we know about his past is that he ended up in the county shelter for about 10 days, and was taken in by a Dal rescue organization from whom we adopted him. The rescue group had him for one week. Every 4 to 5 days, Doc gets sick. He vomits (usually in the middle of the night) and this follows with a day of diarrhea.
1160836 tn?1332333769 I am now on my 3 and last round of Clomid I am on 150mg 3-7 days and I hope that this time I O because on my last round they told me I O early on cd 15 I have never O in 11 years so that was a good thing. But doc said that the numbers where not where he wanted them to be at so that is why he up my clomid this time. As for side effects on 50mg I had mood swings and hot flashes and the wonderful headaches... On 100mg I thank god I did not have any but did have crazy dreams with them.
82861 tn?1333457511 If you have one dog, a pack of dogs, puppy dogs, senior dogs, small dogs, large dogs, purebred dogs, cur dogs, or are thinking about bringing a dog into your life, this forum is the place for you. PROFESSIONAL VETERINARIANS DO NOT PARTICIPATE ON THIS FORUM. Please check the Ask-A-Veterinarian forum ( ) here at Med Help if you need professional advice.
685623 tn?1283485207 And, don’t forget to keep candies sweetened with Xylitol out of the reach of dogs. This sweetener can cause extremely low blood sugar levels and possibly cause liver damage in our dogs. All in all, this is a great holiday to have fun and let your “inner child” come out. Just remember that you as the adult still needs to be mindful of the needs of your “four legged children”. Happy Halloween everyone!