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My dog has been taking forthyron thyroid tablets for two years . We cannot get her weight down despite numerous types of dried food .

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Garance

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Garance?

No she had blood tests every six months, they are at a loss as to her weight gain

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

Have you considered switching her off of dried foods and using homemade foods instead?

What foods have been tried thus far?

How much weight does she have to lose?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
She weighs 21 kilos and ia a medium sized dog . A basset fauve de Bretagne . We would like mer around 17 kegsAll metabolic weight loss food . Brand Hills
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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I'll follow up for PitRottMommy for you. Please tell me if Garance is spayed or not and how much exercise she gets daily. The daily energy requirement for most 17 kg dogs is 580 kcal. Which of the Hill's diets are you currently feeding, please? Wet or dry food?

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