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95 percent of us get it wrong

Two studies on weight problems in dogs

here is one ... http://www.petobesityprevention.org/...gnize-obesity/

here is an old one but just as relevant today.


Eating less results in longer lives, a 14-year CU dog-diet study confirms
From the “Cornell Chronicle”, December 12, 2002 - By Lissa Harris
Seventy years after a oneCornell nutritional
study showed that cutting rations dramatically
prolongs rats' lives, nutrition scientists have come
up with even more evidence of the benefit of
slender diets: A recently completed 14-year
study found that dogs forced to eat 25
percent less than their littermates of the same
balanced diet lived significantly longer and
suffered fewer canine diseases.
In an age of increasing incidence of obesity
among Americans, "maybe it's time we watched
what the rats and the dogs are eating," advises
George Lust, a Cornell professor of veterinary
medicine and a collaborator in the experiment
with dogs, sponsored by the Nestlé Purina Pet
Care Co.
A specialist in bone and joint diseases in animals,
Lust saw the underfed dogs incurring much less
canine hip dysplasia (CHD) and subsequent
osteoarthritis, compared with dogs that were fed
the portions indicated on the pet food packages.
The dogs on reduced rations also lived nearly
two years longer

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That's refreshing! My little Zoe has always been a fussy eater, but she has tons of energy, is very happy, and loves going for long walks! I used to worry about her skipping meals but now I'm more relaxed about it.
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Luna is 13-14 lbs, but I feed her according to the charts for a 10-lb dog. That's approximately a 25% reduction in calories. She is still mildly overweight, though, so perhaps I should be restricting her diet even more. Hmm....

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Luna is 13-14 lbs, but I feed her according to the charts for a 10-lb dog. That's approximately a 25% reduction in calories. She is still mildly overweight, though, so perhaps I should be restricting her diet even more. Hmm....
consult with your vet if you are unsure.

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