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help, it's diet time!

i just took my hav to the vet, he had some belly issues, found out it was due to the new treats i had switched him to. in addition to the gastro problems, he's put on a pound and a half! my vet called him slightly overweight! he needs to get back down to his svelt 9lbs. he felt heavier, any tips other than the obvious, walk more and cut back on old treats,
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You can add some vegetables to his kibble if he seems hungry.
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Green beans are a great way to filll him up without adding calories. Wish we had your problem - maybe I should add some treats and fatten my girl up a bit. Not much but a little.

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Well, as many know Cash is a plus-size Hav. Unfortunately I do not recommend how he lost a 1.5 lbs (he was sick and on antibiotics) But because of him not being hungry for a while- I was able to shrink his stomach --

Before he was sick my vet recommended just cutting out some of his food. But if he seemed hungry doing that she recommended a food higher in fiber (the science diet W/D prescription diet) my dogs went on a protest after two days of that-- but they liked the royal canin weightloss kibble.

But when he got sick, we had a different vet who disagreed with the high fiber/high carb diets for weight loss-- And promoted a high protein diet ---So now I am just feeding him the Natures Variety medallion (which I cook) with some greenbeans and he is keeping off the weight he lost. for treats we stick with the "Canz Real Meat Treats" they are 2.5 Calories for one square and I am able to break one square into many pieces. I had always fed him the medallions,but always mixed some kibble in with it. not anymore.

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My in laws put green beans in with their corgi's food and this seemed to help. I would double check with your vet first though!

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canned peas.
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