Lincoln and Scout's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Hi Linda, you may want to switch to a regular kibble that is lower in calories. If not, you can add cooked, pureed green beans for low-calorie bulk to their kibble.
My guys have also been on a diet since they gained a pound over the winter.
Their kibble is around 400 cals a cup.
Scout (age 2) gets about 2/3 cup per day. He is 15.6 pounds and needs to lose 1/2 pound.
Lincoln (age 4) gets about 1 cup per day. He is 18 pounds and can stand to lose 1/2 pound too, although he is okay where he is now.
I think the daily chewie was really making them fat - those have more calories in them than I realized. Now they get a chewie every other or every third day. I feel it helps clean their teeth, so that's why I was giving them one every day.
Last edited by Jane; 06-20-2009 at 08:30 PM.
Reason: I had put in the wrong amounts!! Sorry Linda!