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    Does any one have any experience with this dog food.. I am considering switching my YLM to their weight management formula. I cannot get him to drop any weight. Any experience or ideas would be appreciated.

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    have you had a thyroid workup done?

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    Greg, last I knew, EVO was pretty high cal food. How much are you feeding? Any chance he's getting some extra meals somewhere?
    I agree w/ Barb on the thyroid work up too.

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    used to feed it years ago,,,,$70/bag is waaaaaay to steep

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    Determine that it's not thyroid or something else. If you've got other dogs to feed you may have to pickup or keep everyone seperate at dinner time now. You're in control of the food, your dog is not. Get a starting weight on your dog. Measure your dogs food portion each night, a cup is not a scoop out of a "Red Solo Cup". Most of the lighter foods have a scale on the back for maintenance, or weight loss, take the weight loss amount and reduce it by 1/2 cup, feed this portion for a week, then start to replace, reducing 1/4 cup each week, the 1/4 cup of food with pumpkin, until you're about half and half. Weight should come off slow and steady, weigh your dog each month or every two weeks if you can. Your dog will be hungry and may drive you a little crazy, but stick with it and take your dog on walks everyday to "get it's mind off the food".

    I've had success with this, and others have too. Good luck.
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    i fed the red meat to my pit when it first came out. she was getting heavy so i gave her that in the morning and her reg food at night. she also would spend 2 hours a day at the park running. turned her into a high energy ball of muscle in a month.
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