Many of our walks take us right by the vet's office, and we often stop in for a cookie, just so it remains a positive place. So I use the scale there at the same time. Kodi gained about 1/2 lb over the winter, but I think it's because we couldn't go on our long walks because of all the snow. I think it will go away by itself this spring!Yeah Karen I bet you're the exception. Sabine recommends measuring cups and a weigh scale to weigh you dog. Pounds creep on easily. Before we know it a dog can gain two pounds. and for a Hav. that's huge.
Kodi's vet says he's "thin, but not too thin". He says it's much healthier, and dogs live significantly longer if they are kept on the thin side.I am very strict with my guys. I measure and weigh all their food. I also weigh my guys a few times a week. Since I cut back, they all have waists and I can feel their ribs and backbones! Bradys mom says they are too thin but that's because her guys are chubs. Let's see if she catches that sentence...LOL. With the help of Sabine, my guys are at their fighting weights
Bowl size is N/A!
Every dog will need a different amount bsed on size, metabolism and the kind of food you are feeding. As a general rule, the "suggested amounts" from the manufacturer are WAY on the high side.How much should I be feeding Josie...she is 8 months old and weighs 7 lbs???????