an update after a long time. As I have written some time ago, Serena has become dog aggressive and is now relegated 100% of the time on the lead. Despite this, I still walk her every day, either down the beach of park. Bruno is well behaved and reliable so he gets to be off lead in the appropriate.
What I have noticed quite obviously, is that Serena has put on weight ever since she has been restricted to the lead. She walks on a long lead so is free to run ahead a little id she likes. But mostly she is happy to 'waddle' next to me.
her diet consists of a cup of dry food (at the moment its Advanced - they both seem to do well on it) and some ligtly bbq beef steaks, horse steaks kangaroo steaks depending on what is available. Normally I give her about 1 steak about human palm size. sometimes they get marrow bones and chicken frames.
Because of the extra weight, I can observed that Serena walks slower, is less active in the yard and she seems a bit stiff as she walks also. Its sad really, because the old Serena running free at the beach or dog park was a lovely sight to behold.
I haven't taken her to the vet as yet but may do so when our finances allow. In the meantime, what else can I do to help her reduce weight? Should I restrict her diet just to a cup of dried biscuits a day, and that's it?
She is still a happy and lovely girl but I think that she would be more comfortable with less weight on.
Any help appreciated