doggy diet ...... opinions please?
Ok so it's me again :)
I took my 2 babies to the vet today, and was told that my Chihuahua was over weight and to put him on a diet. Ok, no problem. I asked the vet how much to feed, if there was a food preference for the diet etc etc. I was surprised to hear what he said about how to feed him. Or should I say, NOT feed him..... I free feed my pups. It of course allows them to come and go and eat only when they feel like it. He suggested that I not feed them ( I say them 'cause if one's on a diet the other is too) for a minumum of 2 days, then measure 4 ounces of food for each twice a day....
My thing is, why would I starve my dogs for any amount of time in order to place them on diets? Does anyone have a better suggestion as to how to start them on a diet without starving them?