Last week I was advised by my ortho to keep my 1 year old YLF on crate rest for 3 months due to a condition in the tendons of her shoulder(mineralization of the supraspinatus tendon). All that I have read suggests keeping their weight down as low as possible when treating joint problems with conservative treatment (rest, no excercise).
I'm currently feeding PP Lamb, 3.5 cups/day, and she weighs 65lbs. I'm worried that because of the lack of excercise she's going to pack on the pounds pretty quickly.
What would you reccomend feeding a dog of this age that would promote healing (omegas, vitamins), but at the same time, keep the weight in check? I'm hesitant to pick up a diet formula because I don't think it will provide her with the nutrients that a growing dog her age needs. If I could figure out a diet food/supplement concoction that would be benificial for her circumstance, that would probably be ideal..
Please let me know what ya'll think..