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Old 06-21-2005, 08:21 PM
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I got a good huntin Walker. Gettin on in years, bout 7 now. The dog is gettin fat. I run it everyother night, and it gets 3 cups a day. Any reason the dog would be getting so big?
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:37 AM
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While Illness is always a worry, ...a dogs, like people, metabolism can slow with age. Healthy weight is kind of like a mathematic equation...metabolism x exercise x caloric intake = weight...if you change one factor of the equation you have to alter another as well to achieve the same results. If you are feeding her a high protien/calorie food like Bil Jac, Diamond series foods, whatever, try cutting that food with a weight control or weight loss formula in small amounts at a time until her weight gets back to normal.
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Old 06-23-2005, 01:41 PM
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Age maybe matabalisium is slowing down, is your Pup fixed?
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Old 06-26-2005, 09:43 AM
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EJD22, I have several hounds over 7 years old, and age alone should not be causing a dog to get fat if you are still getting him/her that much exercise. I would check to see if there is another food source (maybe a family member feeding extra?). If that is not the case, I wouldtake your dog to the vet and have it checked out.
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