Weight loss for medicated 4 year old

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    Julia
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    Hi Everyone! I’ve been having some concerns about my dog Leica. She was a rescue and has severe separation anxiety so has been on a therapeutic dose of Fluoxetine (Prozac) for about 8 months (I didn’t want to do this but we tried everything else and the doctor thought it best). I want to ween her off soon because her training has been going well but she has gained weight which is one of the listed side effects. I want to help her lose the weight! She currently eats about 2 cups of Acana Grasslands everyday and I usually also give her some organic veggies and occasionally a very small amount of Kefir or greek yogurt for that probiotic boost. If I do include some fresh meet I cook it plainly and reduce the amount of kibble. I think I feed my dogs pretty well but what can I do to help Leica? She gets a good amount of exercise- daily walks and runs in the woods/field a few times a week. My other dog Forest is a one year old lab/boarder collie mix so he keeps her pretty active too. I would be truly grateful for any advice!

    – Julia

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    InkedMarie
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    Hi Julia,
    what kind of dog is she & how much does she weigh? If you’re looking for a food to help her lose the weight, I had success using Wellness Core reduced fat food but if I needed such a food now, I’d go with Annamaet Lean.

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    Julia
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    Thanks for your answer and for dealing with my mubbly jumbly postings 🙂
    Leica’s ideal weight is about 40-42lbs. She is about 48-50lbs now. She looks like a sausage dog and definitely has been having a harder time getting around. She is also Lyme positive so maybe this has played a roll. I have started by reducing her food by 1/2 cup.. so far so good. She is currently getting 1 1/2 cup of Acana Grasslands per day. I will definitely look into the Annamaet Lean some more though.

    This is her yesterday….

    This is her last summer…

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    InkedMarie
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    Annamaet is a great company; give it a try!

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