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Advice please
Our 3 year old lab, Gwen currently weighs
39 kgs...vet advises to lower weight to at least 35kgs.

I have recently ( within last 2 weeks) changed her from kibble to raw food to see if it helps with her weight loss.

Any thoughts on raw versus dry also welcomed.

She is very active, rarely kept on her lead when out as she runs through the woods and along the beach and obviously like all labs- loves the water- swimming at every opportunity..
Snacks are raw carrots and occasional dog biscuit.
Any advice gratefully accepted.
 

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Yes, 39kg is very heavy for a bitch. It's not so much now as later. The wear and tear would be likely to affect her in later years. As to raw food, Tarimoor is a raw feeder so I'll leave this to her.
 

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Raw feeding is pretty much all good stuff with no fillers, so they need very very little, probably less so than the kibble. I raw feed my girls, and do a home made diet, and they do need less than you think
 

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I was advised to give her 975 gms of raw daily.This looks far too much - I have been feeding her 800gms per day- do you think this is still excessive?
 

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I know many do very well on raw, Tarimoors dogs are a testament to this. Personally I would have simply reduced the quantity of kibble and topped it up by feeding with a lot of water. This is what I do with mine.
 

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To be quite honest I don't weigh my food at all, I feed by eye. One meal is two large chicken wings just to give you an idea. I get a lot of chicken frames with the meat mechanically removed, which they love, and one large frame is a meal, similarly two small frames is a meal. I also tend to give a larger breakfast and a smaller evening meal.
 

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