|Barked: Fri Apr 11, '08 12:29pm PST |
|He's a little little guy and one pound is truly a lot of extra weight, probably equivalent to a person carrying an extra 30 lbs! It would be like asking a person who is grossly overweight to leap over 15 pommel horses (remember them from gym class??) to get to that steak!
He also probably takes 20 steps for every two or three of yours so keep in mind that exercise will help his weight but do not overdo it and be sure to stop and rest often. Just like in people any sudden changes in exercise can cause muscle exhaustion (shaky legs!) and the impact can be very hard on his little joints. Start slowly and build up his exercise and monitor his behaviour often while exercising..if he is a treat hound and being that much overweight I would assume he is then you can reduce his meals by about a third and use the other third of his kibble as treats during the day that way he feels he is being treated, you don't feel as guilty and he hasn't increased his caloric intake.
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