Shes 3months, we feed her dog food and only dog food (healthy choice) + treats when teaching her.tricks..We.refill her.food bowl whenever its low, which is usually once a week, and its a small bowl, no bigger then a regualr human pLooks ok to me. How old is he/she?? What are you feeding? And how much? Is she active?
Thank you! The vet said to free Fed her for alittle though, just.so she knows she does have food. Soon I will start regulating her food.Sounds like you are free feeding which can increase the chances that the dog will eat more than if they are on a rationed amount. Free feeding also lends itself to other problems too in that you don't know when she is hungry (ie. more receptive to training with food), you don't know how much she has eaten in a day (to monitor her health), you don't know the last time she ate (for potty and surgery purposes), and in the case of some kind of emergency she doesn't know how to eat a full meal when its given to her (in situations when she needs to eat on a schedule due to being kenneled or something). I'm not telling you what to do, just that free feeding does lend itself to some problems which I don't know if you are aware of.
From the pictures she looks fine to me. If you can feel her ribs then she is fine.
Just tried this, I easily felt her ribs. Also her fur is very very thick, that may give her.the appearance of being bigger.She looks fine to me. The rule of thumb is relax one hand, then feel the back of that hand with the other. That's what your dog's ribs should feel like- easily felt under a layer of flesh.
Haha thanks! But shes not a westie lolAt only 3 months old, they are supposed to be a little "pudgier". They've still got that puppy fat! haha. I would worry about her weight as she gets older. Also, Westies have more of that hour glass shape to begin with.
Thank you!Holy heck she is WAY too cute!!
Haha well thanks!&of,course I love my little princess regualrdess, just wanna make sure shes healthy!hahaHA!! The title of this post made me laugh out loud. It strikes me as a funny variation on "does this outfit make me look fat?" I can just imagine your little puppy looking over at you asking this with just a hint of insecurity. So let me ask, does she get muffin top in her favorite jeans? Is she standing in front of the mirror frowning at the extra "junk in her trunk"? Probably as a good owner you should tell her she looks great and you'll love her at any weight anyways I have nothing to add to the great advice you've already gotten, just wanted to share how happy this made me!