Oh I hear ya
I just wish more people with small dogs would hear, listen and understand.... for their dogs sake.
Most of the dogs that come into rescue are over-weight and we get them slimmed down with exercise, good quality grain free kibble and food reduction...in NO time.... but it can be a real struggle convincing people that the way we feed is NOT starving the dogs
We deal with people all the time that don't realize treats are FOOD = calories...and it can throw the diet plan out the window.
My tiny girl Camelot ...gets 1/5 of a cup of wellness core in the morning and 2 oz of NV raw at night....although it looks like nothing...if I fed her more, she would gain weight.
We hear it from people everyday.... "I don't know why my dog is fat, I only feed them a cup a day!" A CUP!!! to a 10 lb doxie...
I'm personally pretty comfortable with the feeding plan of my personal doxies, grain free wellness one meal, and raw the 2nd meal.... (very healthy and slim, fit) although I may be on over-kill with the supplements *sigh*
Heck if I could figure out what supplements my dogs really NEED....and cut back the others... I'd probably save enough $$$$$ to feed strictly RAW.. Wahoooo
If you don't mind,I would love to quote your statement,when explaining to adoptive families or pet owners... how easily the calories add up and cause obesity.