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I'm so glad to hear that you found something she will eat!! Yay!!
According to Royan Canin's veterinary guide, a 55 pound dog at rest needs 782 calories per day to maintain weight. That's really not a lot (also why so many dogs gain weight on more than 2 cups of food a day!).
I did the waltham calculator for Tito, and it said he needs 1675 calories per day....he'd be a keg with legs if I let him eat that much! Royal Canin's says 937 plus some for activity, which sounds a lot more like it.
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD NN UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"