Owner Julia has written about Lu-Seal's weightloss mission for Pet Insider and says a vet can determine how much your dog should be eating based on their weight, age and activity level.
Lu-Seal's vet said she should be consuming 250 calories, which meant Julia could feed her 200 calories in regular food and spare 50 calories for treats.
See Dogs Poorly Suited For Hot Weather Some breeds are independent and aloof, even if they've been raised by the same person since puppyhood; others bond closely to one person and are indifferent to everyone else; and some shower the whole family with affection.
Breed isn't the only factor that goes into affection levels; dogs who were raised inside a home with people around feel more comfortable with humans and bond more easily.
See Dogs That Are Good For Experienced Owners Some dogs will let a stern reprimand roll off their backs, while others take even a dirty look to heart.
Low-sensitivity dogs, also called "easygoing," "tolerant," "resilient," and even "thick-skinned," can better handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine.
The dog had arthritis, as well as torn CCL ligaments in both knees, meaning her back legs were painful and she was unstable on her feet.
Little Lu-Seal now has her own Instagram page, which boasts over 800 followers and her new owner regularly updates her followers with the chihuahua's progress.
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She says lots of obese dogs have joint pain, which prevents them from getting much exercise and her pet chihuahua is now on medication to help her deal with the pain and inflammation from arthritis.
Julia writes: 'Weightloss in dogs, just like in humans, takes time.
Dogs with a low cold tolerance need to live inside in cool climates and should have a jacket or sweater for chilly walks.
See Dogs Poorly Suited For Cold Weather Dogs with thick, double coats are more vulnerable to overheating.
Dogs who are highly sensitive, independent thinking, or assertive may be harder for a first-time owner to manage.