not sure, though.
Duncan was getting too big. 10lbs at 4.5 months. His adult weight is supposed to be about 10-12lbs. Loves to eat. Ugh. For a couple of weeks I've been feeding them separately in the ex-pen. I've put him on Fromm chicken a la veg (instead of the puppy gold) and measure 1/4-1/3 kibble for 2x day. I also embellish his night meal with green beans (he LOVES them!). He only gets two treats a day.
I think I'm feeling more of his ribs! I don't have a scale to measure him. Do you think the vet office would just weigh him for me without an appt or payment??
Donna, I see NO reason at all why your vet would not let you weigh without payment. I just took Lexi in, who was 16.5 lbs in January, and has been on diet food since and she lost 2 lbs. She is now a svelt little girl and the vets office was happy to see her, and know of her success!! You should just bring him in and TELL them you are weighing him. I bring one of mine in every month just to stand on the scale, just to be sure they are not getting too skinny or too fat!! Good for Duncan!!
Ya, that's what I thought too, especially if the vet knows you are trying to regulate his weight. They should let you just put him on the scales and weigh him. Do you not have a scale at your home you can use?
LOL @ supermarket scales! GO DUNCAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course, alternatively you could take him to the supermarket and put him in the veggie scale. Now there's a picture!
Wouldn't that be CUTE?? Not sure the supermarket would be happy! LOL
Thanks guys! I'll take him in. They have to weigh the little ones in the back on a baby scale because the front, stand-on model isn't all that accurate. I'm so anxious to see results -- like I said, I can feel his ribs better, but I'm curious about the weight.
If you do have a scale at home- you can weigh yourself (of course I make DH do it) and then weigh yourself holding Duncan and subtract what you weigh from what you both weigh and that is what Duncan weighs.
I had to be told this technique-- Duh-- it was not something I thought of myself.
But I agree I think the Vet should let you sneak in and weigh him.
It must be the little boys. "Big But Nick" is gaining fast! I have to feed him separate from Norah or he eats all her food. She's a typical girl "watching her weight" Hahah only until we bring out the ham, or chicken. Then she decides her diet is out the window.