Need to lose weight

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SneakyPete
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Need to lose weight

Post by SneakyPete » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:10 am

Hello all,
I have a 4 yr old male Irish Setter. Had his first seizure in May 2010 and since cluster seizure almost every 2 weeks. We have increased his phenobarb to 120 mg X2 daily 3 weeks ago and since then he has not had another attack. "Touch wood".
But, with the increase in phenobarb, his appetite has increased and thus his weight. He currently weighs around 40 kgs and I need to bring it down to 30 Kgs.

He is currently on fresh home cooked food.....brown rice, chicken & vegetables. 2.5 cups of brown rice served in 4-5 portions throughout the day.

Need advise/help on how to bring his weight down....which will help me to reduce his dosage.

Regards,
Karthik

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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by MK's mom » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:07 am

Try cutting out some of the rice and give him green beans in its place. Lots of Irish Setter owners do this when the kids get too heavy. the beans aren't fattening and it will help fill his belly. I was lucky, the meds never caused weight gain with my Irish, I guess he was too active and was underweight when he started taking the meds in the beginning.

Vivian
Nathan
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
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First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
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Apache
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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by Apache » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:15 pm

I haven't had to worry about excessive weight gain with Apache. Ironically, the Phenobarbital has had no effect on his appetite (with the exception of the first week) which has always puzzled the vet. Vivian's suggestion sounds good, though.

Good luck!

Brian

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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by SneakyPete » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:26 am

When you say Green beans, which ones exactly? Apparently, there are multiple kinds of green beans.

Thanks,
Karthik
Sneaky Pete
4 yr old Irish Setter
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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by MK's mom » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:06 am

I didn't realize there were more than one type of green bean!!! We can get them here in a can, fresh or frozen. What kind can you get in INdia?
Nathan
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
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MK
5 yo Irish Setter boy
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Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

Apache
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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by Apache » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:40 pm

I think Vivian is referring to the green string bean. You can buy them in tins, whole, or cut up. The ones already cut are probably best. Don't buy the French Style, (as much as I enjoy them) because I believe they have bits of onion in the tin.

Brian

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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by SneakyPete » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:14 am

Thanks much. Will try these out.

Karthik
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4 yr old Irish Setter
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rofos1
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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by rofos1 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:22 am

green beans seem to be very interesting for weight loss.

However i want to ask u sthing. Recently i read that many meals in the day helping on weight loss for humans and also that apple is a very good fruit for weight loss (it comsumes more energy to get digested than the energy it gives to us.)- source: http://www.diaitaplus.gr

its easy to find many of theese "weight loss" tips that really working on humans. But my question is: are they valid rules for dogs?

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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by GordaBlore » Tue May 21, 2013 9:38 am

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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by orangeong2 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:29 am

GordaBlore wrote:It never hurts to try to lose weight by dieting. In my opinion, with a more ideal body, a person can become easier to perform daily activities. In addition, the body can become more healthy and fresh. Learn More
I think it meant for the pups not human...

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Re: Need to lose weight

Post by naomiwhite90 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:51 am

Hahahahaha... i was wondering that your are discussing about a little kid... :D
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