View Full Version : What to Feed my Dachshunds so they dont get overweight?
04-16-2004, 09:37 AM
:confused: I am wandering I have 2 dachshunds and one is 1 yr old and other is 7 months. They are sisters. I was wanting to know if anyone that has dachshunds know what to exactly feed them so they dont get over weight. I feed them (2) 1/3 cup in morning and (1) 1/3 for dinner. for each dog. I feed them puppy chow.
04-17-2004, 11:47 AM
Missylynn, I don't have a dachshunds or know much about them, but if it's a breed that does tend to over eat, just keep measuring their food and don't free-feed them. Good luck!
04-19-2004, 01:29 PM
Avoid "light" foods. Feed them less of a regular food and they will be more satisfied. If you ate nothing but fat-free crackers, you'd be starving all the time, right? THat's the problem with the light dog foods. Also, dogs need a much higher percentage of fat than people do, so a low-fat dog food is not a good choice (unless you have been feeding your dog a mix of dog food and lard...haha, just kiddin) Feed them the recommended amount for their breed/age/weight of a quality dog food and make sure they get out and exercise. Dogs are much more athletic than people and overweight ones are usually that way because they're sedentary AND eat too much. Also, limit table scraps to only things with protein or protein and fat (i.e pork/chicken/cheese not bread) because those are dogs' energy sources. My favorite treat for my dog is a Kong with peanut butter inside, he loves it and it's way better for him than flour-based dog biscuits.
If you're worried about obesity and nutrition already with your pups, I predict they'll have a long and healthy life under your care :D