Do you weigh your dog between vet visits? If so, how?
I remember the time my husband decided to try picking up our 90 lb shepherd mix to weigh him. :laugh: It was sorta like a particularly furry scene from Alien, paws flying everywhere, squealing, my husband frantically trying to put him down without dropping him . . . good times.Nah, Mike dislikes being picked up or standing on a scale. So no. And if a 73 lbs dog decides he does not want to, it is pretty difficult to convince him otherwise.
We asked at one of the local pet stores, but they didn't have a scale. We could try some of the others.Our local pet food supply store has a scale - we take the puppers in there for weighing.
I've read various descriptions of body conditions, but I'm still unsure where she falls.I'll usually ask Chester to step up on the scale at the pet store whenever I'm there. So maybe every 6 weeks or so. I pay attention to his body condition, but it is good training to listen to the commands to get on the scale and to sit still and its nice to keep an eye on any fluctuations in weight. I notice he gained weight when it started to get really hot outside and our walks were cut shorter and shorter, I couldn't see the 2 lbs weight gain on his frame though.
She's been to the vet about a dozen times in the past ten months, so we hadn't been taking extra trips. Most trips were fairly positive for her and she got lots of attention, which she loves. It probably would be a good idea to stop by the vets office more regularly if she's not going in otherwise.I think it is good to drop into the vet's sometimes (say, once every other month) and do just a weighing and get a treat and nothing more. Helps with positive associations.
For Kabota, he has an old hip injury and I need to keep him lean. With his fur, it's not obvious what shape he's in, so it's easier to just weigh him regularly. Looking at your signature, it's probably easier to eyeball Sydney than Kabota.What's the purpose of weighing that often? Monitoring weight loss or something? I don't really care how much Sydney weighs so long as she's staying shape.
I do occasionally, just to keep tabs and to see what his normal/baseline is. I shaped Wally to get on his scale. So to weigh him, I just put the scale on the floor and he knows what to do. The hardest part is reading the scale since his hair just covers up the read out.Do you weigh your dog between vet visits? If so, how?
For Kabota, he has an old hip injury and I need to keep him lean. With his fur, it's not obvious what shape he's in, so it's easier to just weigh him regularly. Looking at your signature, it's probably easier to eyeball Sydney than Kabota.