Mini-Aussie Ideal Weight
by Tina C
I have a 3 year old female Miniature Aussie and she currently weighs 30 pounds. She gets moderate exercise (2 mile brisk walk each morning; chasing rabbits, birds, etc around a 1 acre yard). We feed her 150 grams of Science Diet Lite dog food per day (three even feedings), just reduced from 175 gms at the recommendation of her vet, who says she is obese, and wants her to lose about 10 pounds over 10 months. Since we've owned only standard Aussies previously, I don't know what an ideal weight should be. Vet checked thyroid, no issues. Her weight gain has been steady over her three years, nothing sudden, and seems to have leveled off. Her mom and dad were both well below 30 pounds. Any thoughts?