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Old 01-31-2013, 05:00 AM
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I'm not sure if she's sick.....please some advice would be great!!

I was wondering anyone has had there golden cut back on their own food?? I have been noticing that Molly has not been eating all her meal. She gets two cups of kibble and some meat. She eats all the meat but does not finish all the kibble. She has also lost some weight but I'm not sure if that is due to her going swimming everyday for about 30-40 minutes straight (chasing ducks at the local pond) she has also lost some hair on the inside of her elbow. I'm just a bit worried I still give her little snacks through the day like some of my sandwich and a dentabone but surly this isn't enough to fill her up! Her coat is very health. The last time I had her weighed she was 27.9kgs she has probably lost another kilogram she's on the smaller side for a golden girl and her coat is very heathy can anyone give some advice please???!!!


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How old is Molly?
I think she is eating a little too much, and is letting you know that. My girl has always gotten a total of 2 cups of kibble per day, no meat, no human food, and very few treats.
28 KG is actually right in the middle of the breed standard (here in the US, anyway) for bitches. Translates to about 61 pounds, they should be 55-65 pounds, so she's not small. My girl is about 26 KG.
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I'm not sure if she's sick.....please some advice would be great!!

I would say if she's not eating her entire meal I would cut out all treats throughout the day so that all she eats is her kibble. my Sammy weighs 64 lbs and eats 2 cups of kibble per day (1 per meal) and basically no treats throughout the day (they get the odd beef liver treat when it's kennel time at night but that's it).


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Both my goldens only eat two cups a day of kibble. Usually at about 10 months old, they start to cut back themselves. I am not sure how old yours is.
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With it being summertime in Australia, could the heat be getting to her, making her eat less?
Is she acting normal other than that? If in doubt, I would schedule a vet visit, have some bloodwork done on her, just to be on the safe side.
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I'm not sure if she's sick.....please some advice would be great!!

Thank u everyone for the feed back!! She is 19 months old and everyone is probably right I do need to cut out the treats. My mum said she had lost weight but she is an over feeder and her lab is very round!! Thank u again a little piece for my mind. I will take her to the vet. Her behavior is still the same. She's very happy and still active. Thanks again.


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I'm not sure if she's sick.....please some advice would be great!!

They sometimes cut back on their own, another thing you shouldn't mix kibble and meat, due to their very different digestion speeds. If I were you I would either do a complete raw diet or a complete kibble diet (personally I'd go with raw)


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My Dog Harley used to swim in the pool (to cool down) daily and had no issues in that regard. He ate kibble whenever he was hungry (we just kept the bowl full) and lived to 15. Hair loss can be a sign of Zinc deficiency Well Balanced Pet | Preventative Healthcare for Your Pet | The Science but the fact that it is localized opens to more questions. The eating just sounds like he is tired of overeating (it may be getting hard for him to swim that big body around hehe).
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