Bella (mom = Fahreen)
Our Bella is now 20-months old and I remember being told by her Breeder that her max weight will be (should be?) 6.5lbs. She is currently weighing in at 6.9lbs. I’m concerned and don’t want her weight to get out of control. We have been through the ringer with allergies and yeast flareups with this lil darling and we finally settled on a few things this year. She can tolerate raw grass-fed beef and lamb - we switch between the two. She has a lil beef treat that she gets. And she loves sweet potato and a fresh homemade steamed veggie medley we give her as a mid-day snack. This fiber keeps her glands from becoming impacted. She’s happy, stable and undergoing some “environmental allergy vaccines” with a well-known animal dermatologist here in Seattle. Bella is highly allergic to A LOT of the grasses, trees and molds commonly found in our area; this prevents her from going outdoors too much. We have a couple of teens that play ball with her and keep her active indoors most of the time in order to keep her from allergy flareups. I just don’t get the whole “calculating” of food! Can anyone pls suggest a simple way that I can manage her portions? I have already cut down her protein a bit (bfast & dinner) and we’re being mindful of how much treat she gets. I don’t want to cut back on her fresh veggies as this helps her bowels moving properly. She’s very good driven and loves all her food. I feel like she eats such little portions already - poor thing! Any further thoughts or tips? Should I contact the breeder again for her proper weight requirements? Thank you in advance.