Lizzie, my four-year-old Norfolk Terrier, who is in excellent health conditions, needs to lose a little weight in the next couple of days to a week. I study in the north of Spain and am traveling to the US for a month, for summer courses. Her usual weight is around 6,3kg (13.89lbs), but due to some extraordinary circumstances, she now weighs 7,2kg (15.87lbs). Norfolk Terriers are known for being a bit gluttonous. My problem is that we fly to NYC next week and the airline allows pets in cabin as long as they weigh no more than 8kg, including their carrier. The carrier she loves the most weighs around 1,8kg (4lbs), although I have a much lighter one. This all happened because I had to go to hospital for a week and a half, very unexpectedly, and Lizzie stayed at her vet’s home: she and her husband adore Lizzie and they’ve got other furry friends to play with. But that also means Lizzie would steal their food and eat leftovers.
I have weight loss food and I can take her out for some extra exercise, but the high temperatures sort of limit the times of day I can take her out. Plus, I think, according to my records, it might be that time of the year for her soon, so she’s been a little more sedentary.
I don’t want to do anything that is not healthy for Lizzie but she needs to shed a bit of the weight she put on, ASAP! If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it, and so would Lizzie! Thanks!