Aunt Bug - I went back to the Purina site and I'll be dang if I can find what I was looking for as to Med. and Large - Who knows - Maybe I dreamed it
Mr. B has had full blood work us and the Thyroid tests - all sent off , they all came back A-OK .
Now some history on him , When we first got him got him - I did the switch to Fromm and then the breeder advised a food called Open Farm - this is where he started to add on some weight - I had adjusted as we went - he was at the lowest amount for a dog coming in around 90 to 95 . The wife and I had several talks on what to feed him , all our other dogs had been feed some kind of Purina , so we put him on Pro Plan Focus - S & S Salmon , To the wife and I , he still looked very good and he carried his weight very well .
Now have to back track some , We had taken Kadin to the vet for his shots , sometimes we would just stop in and visit , sometimes he went with us to take Ali in . He has 2 vets that see him - I asked one Vet what he thought about his weight - I felt it he was too big for a Doberman , The Vet said oh Ken - he looks great , don't do anything . Then when we were in - the I asked the other Vet the same question - She looked at him and then me and said , well , he does look a little big and asked what I feed and how much - I told her , the amount of S&S was 3 1/2 cups a day - or about 1 & 3/4 cups per feeding , she then said Ken - your at the very bottom of the amount feed - I said I know .
Fast forward to , Nov. 2019 , The first Vet that said he looks great was doing the check up and when we were done - said , I think he's a little over weight , ( he weighed the same as when he said he looked great ) So go figure that one out , lol We talked about it and decided to put him on Hills R/D for a few months and see what happens . He has lost 4 pounds the last time we weighed him , I was going to weigh him yesterday , but the weather was bad and didn't make the trip , raining and it is now snowing here this morning , so we wait till next week and weigh him . I will guess he has lost more weigh and close to the high 90's .
So my friends - he is my problem ! What to put him on when we take him off the R/D ???? Back to the Pro Plan S & S and see what happens OR use the Purina Pro Plan Adult weight management . I have read that dogs all age different -as to Adult and we know that things change as with us .
Aunt Bug - you are right , Ali missing has changed everything around here , and him laying around is not helping matters + winter time is so hard to keep them fit - it just may be a combo of things adding up .
I will also admit that I just worry so much about my ( our ) Doberson - like Cressrb said - lol
I forgot - I did call Purina and talked to them about what to feed him - they said no question - use the weigh management ( Kadin ) will be 5 in May .
Mr. B is the first and only Doberman we have had to really watch his weight - all the girls were spot on with there weight . Plus Kadin gets almost zero treats - Nothing but a Milk Bone once in a blue moon , lol