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My Big Handsome Boy... Is 84.3 Pounds

by Karma Star
(Michigan)


Mine and my fiancé's Aussie Stoner Blue. He's 11 and is a big boy weighing in at 84.3 lbs. He exercises on the daily and has a pretty normal appetite from what I can tell, but is this normal?

- A Concerned Pet Parent

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Measure his Food
by: Hunters Emma

Your dog's weight seems very high. What does your vet say is his ideal weight? Managing your pet's weight is critical for his long term health and happiness. Domestic pets are now getting the same diseases as humans...diabetes, kidney failure, cancers....and stunningly high vet bills to match. The cure is very simple - you control what he eats. Cut back. My 58# male get 3/4 cup twice a day of a high protein, no grain kibble. Like lots of Aussies, he's a world class (but silent) beggar. I ration out small low calorie (15 cal or less) treats. I also let him have small amounts of steamed veggies (green beans and brocolli are faves) with a bit of olive oil and salmon skin rarely. He's super healthy, regularly exercised off leash, but not never as active as he'd be on the farm. Good luck!

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