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Is an 8 pound Chihuahua considered to be overweight?

I have Chihuahua who's a year old. We've already been to the vet and they say he is in great shape. His weight is 8 pounds, so I'm wondering is that overweight for a Chihuahua. If so I want to do something about before it gets out of control.

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Asked by Member 1079495 on Apr 22nd 2012 Tagged overweight, chihuahua, dog, puppy, obese, obesity, exercise in Obesity
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Chase

Judging from your pictures he doesn't seem like he's overweight, and if your vet said he's fine he probably is.


Chase answered on 4/23/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Shasta

He looks very healthy. You shouldn't worry about if your dog is heavier/lighter than 'breed standards'... each dog will vary individually. I know a purebred Chihuahua who's very very healthy weight would be about 10lbs.... sadly the lil guy is 17lbs and pathetic looking currently...

Best Regards! =D


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