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I know that summer activity can account for weight drop of a pound or two but Dakota was just weighed tonight and I simply couldn't believe it! He has gone from a normal weight of 77-80 pounds to 72 pounds! Does this percent of body weight loss seem ok?? He is eating very well, not showing any signs of any problem at all and, obviously, is very active. I was just so surprised at the weight loss . . .
 

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Diane...i know sue will tell you Denver lost weight swimming so much this summer , i forgot what post it's in...or you can pm her
 

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Annabelle lost 3 pounds the week bandit was here - they ran and played very hard, she ate well but burned off more calories I guess

hmmmmmmm maybe I should try that :(

If you are super concerned, give the Vet a call just for peace of mind
 

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I must have the only doodles that get tons of exercise and gain weight hahhahahahaaa then again they aren't swimming
 

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hehe...Dexter hasn't lost either. I wish we could transplant 5 lbs from him to Kirby.

Diane - I don't think it's bad unless Dakota seems ill.
 

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During the summer all my dogs lose some weight they don't eat as well when it is super hot out. I would just keep and eye on him and how he is eating and his avtivity level. If he loses more and stops being active or quits eating I would take him in.
 

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I lost a few pounds...something like 12 :wink: hahahhahahaa
and my dogs put it on :wink: :D

there's something wrong here hahahahhaaaaaaaaaa
 

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my lab loses over 10 a summer then puts it all back on in the lazy winter months!! my doodle looses like 6-7. Seems its like about 10% of their weight. We could call it their bikini figure ;) :) I do give in and add a little more food during the summer.
 

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Denver did lose close to nine pounds and I had
the vet take a look to make sure, but after checking blood etc.
he is fine and the vet believes it is from all the summer activity.
Denver was having two playdates per day and swimming
4 to 5 days a week. He also eats less when he is so active and when the
weather is so warm. Check with your vet as always Diane but it might be reassuring to know that I just went through this with Denver.


Sue
 
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