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weight gain after spaying.

by alison clinton
(reddish stockport)

I have a Short legged Female Jack Russell,Last year she gave birth too 5 puppies.After puppies went,she was very skinny,I have had her spayed now,but she has gained a lot of weight,she is 4 years old.Her daughter who I have kept is 10 months old,also been spayed,has not gained weight like her mother. What advice can you give me.

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Apr 10, 2015
Jack Russell weight gain after spaying
by: Julie

Spaying can affect energy levels as well as metabolism because the hormone drive has decreased. The weight gain can most likely be caused by continuing to feed a high energy diet to a dog that is reducing its need for energy as it reaches adult size. I would talk to you vet as well as consult the back of the bag of food to see if maybe you are giving your Jack too much food. It might be time to cut back.

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