07-04-2016, 11:36 AM
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If you are doing agility, or another dog sport, with her then she's at a perfect weight and I'd do my best to not let her gain anymore. If she's not doing any dog sports and gains a few more ounces it's no big deal, but I'd still not let her gain much more then a few ounces.
Let your parents know all the health problems that being slightly overweight can cause a dog, and that with toy dogs just a couple pounds make a HUGE difference. My boy is now 9.8lbs and is doing great, but back when he was at 11.8 lbs he was having trouble with his back, his anal glands were constantly causing him trouble, his knees bothered him more, and he was downright lazy. At 11.8lbs he was a bit chubby but still not really obese. Now with only 2 lbs gone he's not had back issues in months, his anal glands are no longer causing him trouble, I notice no problems with his knees, and he's full of energy.