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Features March 2015 Issue

Trimming Down Your Overweight Dog

Before Kim and Dave Rossi put Buster on a weight management plan, he tipped the scales at 97 pounds.

Trimming Down Your Overweight Dog

It’s a family affair.

Kim and Dave Rossi couldn’t figure out what they were doing wrong. Their two chocolate Labs, Buster and Dutch, kept gaining weight no matter how much they cut back on the dogs’ food. The couple was particularly confused because they had chosen the food very carefully, paying attention to marketing claims that it was high quality and also giving the dogs powdered supplements to add to their nutrition. The one thing “we didn’t know,” Mrs. Rossi says, “was the calorie content” of what “we were feeding them.”

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