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My vet tells me that "Sadie" is an 18" beagle. Currently she tips the scales at 62lbs. She is active, we have a big back yard for lots of running, but she loves to eat....everything! We only feed her twice a day, but everyone gives her treats throughout the day. My trouble and question is what should she weigh, and what is the best way to slim her down?
 

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What does your vet say about her weight? My vet always tells me if the girls are on target with their weight. Molly is a tiny beagle and weighs 28 pounds and Vazzy is a bit taller and larger body shape, she is 38 pounds. If Sadie is 18 inches and is active her weight may be just fine.
 

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Goober was a big boy in his youth that was also 18" @ the withers & the healthy "weight for him was 45 lbs". For most of his life he was a big beag, until he reached 14 yrs as he lost muscle mass he barely weighed 32lbs when he died @ nearly 16.5 yrs!
 

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My female, Mattie is also 18". She weighs 26 pounds and the vet tells me that is perfect. Does your vet have a target weight for Sadie? You're going to have to get the members of your household to cut back on the treats if you want her to live a long healthy life.
 
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