Can a dog get too much exercize?
My Grace, an English Pointer, is getting thin. She'll be 8 in September, which is getting old for a large dog.
EP's are naturally thin, and they love to run and play. We have a large fenced in backyard for her.
Since my DH brought his office home last year, he's taking Grace and Boone out of the fenced in area several times a day when he checks his garden.
Grace - if you can run, why walk?
Boone - If you can walk, why run?
Grace was overweight when dh started taking her out the gate. Now I find her to be too thin. DH and I have a running debate over this.
Grace eats good. Feels good. For breakfast she and Boone share a can of food. We leave dry food out all day.
When I lay down with her, I can just feel her bones sticking out! Her ribs aren't showing when she stands though.
DH does make sure she doesn't overdo it in this heat, and she's finally figured out when she's had enough running (not constant running, but always on the go) she wants inside.
Should I be concerned or is this natural for a large, aging, athletic dog?