Help with a fat dog!

telerimist

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Our average sized beagle that we got from rescue, after a year of having him and large amounts of walking and running. He will not lose the weight! He's on two small meals of chappie a day which he was on before we got him. He does an hour walk once a day during the week, comes for a 8 mile run twice a week and several hours walking on the weekend. Yet he's still very fat!
Ideas to get him to lose weight without starving the poor boy?
 

Selkie

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We changed to a raw food diet and fat lab has never looked better. We can no longer get fresh tripe so I just buy chicken frozen chicken portions and have two very fit active shiny slimmer dogs.
 

s4sugar

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What do you call a small meal?
One 400g tin a day should be plenty for a well exercised beagle but the tins suggest feeding far more than this.
 

Sprig

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Really, if he is too fat with the exercise you are giving him you need to feed him less. You are not going to 'starve the boor boy'.
 
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