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Use this feeding chart to feed your dog to the weight you want him or her to be.

Simple:   Use Costco Kirkland’s Healthy Weight fed twice a day at the “dose” on the chart and offer green beans alongside if you think your dog needs more bulk.

  • You can add anything to the diet you want, and it will fail.
  • You can change foods “because he doesn’t like the Costco Healthy Weight” and it will fail.
  • You can give carbohydrate rich treats alongside the diet from the table and it will fail.
  • I’ve come to accept that most people don’t diet their dogs, honestly.

They’re just okay with what happens to the back, hips and knees down the road. A lot of the lip service given to longevity and hopes thereof among the average owner never translate into lifestyle changes for the dog. And that’s okay. I just decided to stop wasting paper on “handouts” which are (40-50% of the time!!) forgotten at the counter up front at checkout. People aren’t serious and that’s okay. It goes to expectations and truly how much one is willing to put into a dog to keep it around the longest possible time.

Doc Johnson

Check out this document:  WEIGHT LOSS IN DOGS – PDF download

For Your Consideration:

Author: Doc Johnson

Dr Erik johnson has been a veterinarian since 1991 and owned Johnson Veterinary Services since 1996. He has been a lecturer at University of Georgia and has authored four popular text books on Ornamental Fish Health. He is the father of three kids who are grown and out of the house thank god.

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