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    She is fixed. And I changed her from 2C 2x/day down to 1.5 C 2x/day for the last 3 weeks and she has only lost 4 lbs. just would like to results to happen instantly. Haha but I just need to change my thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyetthunter View Post
    She is fixed. And I changed her from 2C 2x/day down to 1.5 C 2x/day for the last 3 weeks and she has only lost 4 lbs. just would like to results to happen instantly. Haha but I just need to change my thinking.
    I'd drop her to just over 1C (heaping maybe) 2x a day. I have 2- 4yo's, a 3yo, and a 2 yo here too, and they are intact (ie supposedly higher metabolism than if spayed), but still only need 2.5 to 3 C MAX per day to maintain at a fit weight.
    Again, feed the dog what she needs only and forget the guilty feeling that the bag says.....

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    I will definitely try that. Thanks everyone for the info!
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    I had this issue a few months ago. A youg dog (1 yr.old) Got plenty of exercise and would not lose weight. i ended up cutting her food back to 1 cup 2X daily. She looks great now
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Marshall View Post
    Exercise never hurts but you are training a fair amount. I would consider looking at your dogs food/feeding schedule. Feed for the weight that you want the dog to be, not for the weight that the dog currently is. Just doing that with a high quality feed and moderate exercise (which you are already doing) should be all that you need to do barring any health issues like JusticeDog suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyetthunter View Post
    Thanks for the replys. I had her thyroid check 3 weeks ago and was completely normal. At the same time I decreased her food from 2cups 2x/day to 1.5cups 2x/day. I also had her ears checked thinking it could be due to ear infection,but that was clear also. She has stayed at 60 lbs the whole time I have had her until recently she went to 65lbs and can't get her to drop it. I feed her the new 26/16 pro plan performance. I was feeding the 30/20 pro plan until about 2 weeks ago.
    Did they do an in house thyroid or send it to the lab ( Michigan) for a full panel? I would def send one off...
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    Exercise, Biking (I get some too , I'm not of the opinion that walking or running with a dog gives them enough stress to really start burning calories, many dogs can trot and roam miles in a field all day long without getting tired, (I can not say the same ). Their bodies are built to store and use minimal energy under such conditions. If you want a dog to burn calories you need to break them out of that ground pounding trot, you will not be able to run fast enough for long enough to really make a difference to an in-shape dog. Swimming-dock diving they do that until they pass out, Roading with a quad, I also have a treadmill that the dogs love when I'm working out, but as the weathers so nice we aren't using it much these days .
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    I've seen a definite increase in her training attitude since we have stopped the endless supply of tennis ball freebies. I have cut her down to 1 C 2x/day. So we will see. Thyroid panel was done in house. Thanks
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