Big Lil pup
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Dogs Name: Foxfire's The Real McCoy (McCoy)
Titles: Pet of the Year
Dogs Age: DOB 9/12/14
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Hi C_F. Yeah... in the winter, with all the rain we get here, McCoy's exercise is compromised.
I generally feed him 4 cups of Acana Meadowland split between 2 feedings. If he looks like he is starting to gain weight, I will cut his kibble by about 1/2 cup per feeding. Now... He gets all kinds of other food (eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, raw meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, etc.), so its not particularly a drastic reduction in calories. Just consistent.
It works... His recent vet visit had him a 85 3/4 lb., which both his vet and I agreed was perfect.
For a lot of folks, simply reducing the "treats/rewards" can really help. McCoy gets meat based organic treats on a regular basis for simply complying with my wishes (like "come inside"). Oddly enough, he is just as happy with a few frozen peas or blueberries. LOL
Those highly caloric treats can really add up!
It's just a matter of being vigilant.