February 11, 2008 4:13 PM Subscribe
Does my fat beagle need prescription food from the vet?
posted by Beckminster to pets & animals (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My 5 year-old beagle was pronounced overweight by the vet at her checkup. She has chubbed up in the past year, despite getting what I think is enough exercise (playing in the yard, walking to the bus stop). Her thyroid function is normal. The vet wants to prescribe Hill's R/D diet food, which ain't cheap. Do we need this prescription stuff? Anyone have any experience with the diet dog foods they sell at the grocery store/Pet Smart? My impulse would be to buy the over-the-counter diet food and try to walk her more. Thoughts?