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Hi everyone! I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Milly and she is 2 years old. I went to the vet the other day because I was concerned about her weight and they said that she was right on the verge of being overweight. Her waist line is a bit difficult to see. The average weight for a cavalier is 18 pounds and Milly is 27! I feed her Blue Buffalo with Life Source Bits. I've been seeing a lot of negative comments about that brand of dog food so I'm thinking about switching her. What dog food should I feed my pup? One that is healthy, and maybe light?

Also, I thought that I would mention that Milly was the only puppy in her litter! So I thought maybe the reason for her weight has to do with receiving all that nutrients from her mother. I know she's not severely overweight, but the vet told me to shed a couple pounds off of her. At least get her to 23 pounds.

I take her out for walks, but it's very hot in the summer where I live and she gets really tired. Please help!
 

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Do you have any better side photos than the ones on her dog page? She does look a little chunky, but not totally fat.

Blue Buffalo is way to expensive for the quality it is. You can easily buy a much better food for the same price or less. Some of my go-to brands are Wellness, Earthborn, and Fromm.

Also how much are you feeding her per meal/day? My brother's Siberian Husky gets two 1.25 cup meals, for a total of 2.5 cups of kibble every day. He weighs around 52 lbs (which is a good weight) and is very active and fit. He doesn't gain or shed weight.
 

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My overweight lab is on acana light and fit and lost 1.3kg on it so far. its for weight loss and maintenance. but it depends on excercise and how much she gets a day in cups could be bit too much for her and may have to half it
 

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Thank you for mentioning the different dog foods! I'm currently feeding Milly 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 at night. Even though I know that Milly carries a little more weight than most cavaliers, I do know that she has a bit of a stocky and broad figure to her. (She's been like this since she was a little puppy) I just want to get her to a nice and healthy weight. It's difficult shopping for her (like coats for the winter) because a Medium just barely fits her while a large is just much too big. But anyways!- here are a couple of photos of her side and top view just so everyone can get a better understanding. :) Thank you!




 

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Thank you for mentioning the different dog foods! I'm currently feeding Milly 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 at night. Even though I know that Milly carries a little more weight than most cavaliers, I do know that she has a bit of a stocky and broad figure to her. (She's been like this since she was a little puppy) I just want to get her to a nice and healthy weight. It's difficult shopping for her (like coats for the winter) because a Medium just barely fits her while a large is just much too big. But anyways!- here are a couple of photos of her side and top view just so everyone can get a better understanding. :) Thank you!

http://file:///Users/SarahZarfati/Desktop/unnamed-1.jpg
 

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Yes go to tye bottom page where type in bottom right click go advanced in there should see an attachment button open it browse pics til find one want then click upload
 

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Hard to tell with the fur but yes she looks overweight you can see it most clearly in the 3rd picture.

Why don't you just feed less? Exercise is important for a whole host of reasons but dieting works for dropping pounds. Instead of 1 cup per day, try 4/5ths of a cup.
 

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OP you most welcome about how to attach photos :)
 
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