My JRT Loves eating...

by Jamie lee
(Walvis Bay, Namibia)

My JRT is a bit overweight, i take them out for walks/jogs when the weather is playing along, otherwise i play ball with them. Hercules is 5 years old and when ever i feed him ( and Zoey 2yrs ), he eats his own food and then goes for hers... He's never done this before and he has been for all his injections and i gave him de-worm pills.


Why is he eating so much ? I don't give them alot to eat because i have to watch Zoeys' weight aswell, because she has an enlarged heart and can't gain extra weight...

What can i do to make him eat less and how can i excersise him ? The weather here isn't always friendly, it changes daily from cold and misty to sandy and windy !

Please help ?



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Aug 05, 2011
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Overweight jack russell terrier
by: Anonymous

Have you thought about giving special diet dog food to your overweight JRT? Either through your vet's office or the pet store, you can buy special low calorie dog food. I would call your vet and mention your concern with your one dog eating your other dog's food. You want to rule out any medical issues, of course. Also, you may want to put their dog bowls in completely separate areas of the house to try and prevent this from reoccurring.

As for exercising more, perhaps you can find a toy that your dog loves to play with, that will encourage independent activity.

Aug 05, 2011
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Overweight jack russell terrier
by: Anonymous

Have you thought about giving special diet dog food to your overweight JRT? Either through your vet's office or the pet store, you can buy special low calorie dog food. I would call your vet and mention your concern with your one dog eating your other dog's food. You want to rule out any medical issues, of course. Also, you may want to put their dog bowls in completely separate areas of the house to try and prevent this from reoccurring.

As for exercising more, perhaps you can find a toy that your dog loves to play with, that will encourage independent activity.

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