23 Responses to “Not So “Miniature” Pinscher”

  1. lisamims

    Get a full body ultrasound. I had a corgi like that, and he had a huge adrenal tumour. (Which can be surgically removed, if the dog is young enough.) The vet said my poor dog had probably had the tumour half of his life, when I finally had to put him down, because of complications

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  2. Spinderella

    And not enough exercise. High end dog food is VERY calorie dense…think filet mignon with a delicious cheesecake for dessert. Not a lot of food, necessarily…but plenty of calories in it.

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  3. Diane

    I use healthy weight (think diet) dog foods for my min pin, and the only treats she gets are frozen green beans which she loves.

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  4. Nephrolepis

    One cool way to get motivated for a little more exercise is to use one of the dog rescue walking apps that are out now (I use ResQWalk). It lets me pick a charity that is signed up with them, and I can walk my dogs and contribute the miles towards a donation from a donor pool. Check it out!

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  5. linette

    My 19 lb pug only gets 1/2 cup total of kibble a day. Look at the caloric count. I am betting that is too much food for a min pin.

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  6. Mimi

    I have four Chihuahuas, one is a Jack Russell Chihuahua mix. The 4.5 pound Chi and the 11 pound JRT/CHI mix get the same amount of food. The smaller dog is as hyper as a mosquito. It has taken me a few months to figure out what each dog needs. They are all fit and healthy. I never go by the guidelines on the bag. Good luck, he’s a handsome fella!

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  7. Wendy

    I had several year of trying to get weight off of my dog and many thyroid tests. Turns out she had Cushings.

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  8. Deborah King

    We have min pins. They are such chow hounds. We only feed in the morning. A few healthy treats during the day. They are trim but would prefer to “fluffy. “

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  9. Sweetpea

    I hope he does not have Cushing’s Disease. It’s a very serious disease, and causes weight gain and an inability to lose weight. If he does have this disease, he probably feels terrible. 🙁

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  10. Henryetta

    My husband had a miniature pinscher who also had a weight problem. She had plenty of energy but was always hungry and thirsty. No one thought to test her for any disorder. She was very happy but died when she was just 5 years old. If you want to keep her around a few more years, I’d have her checked by a vet. These dogs can be prone to illness that affects their appetite and weight.

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