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Over-Weight Jack

Posted by:  Travis and Charity West
Category:   Breed Standard
Posted on:  November 22, 2002 at 12:38:20

Question:

I saved Sammy from the animal rescue in my area. He was papered at 3 years old, now he is 5. He spent a year with my wife in Tennessee while we where waiting to be married. When I got him he was 26 lbs. But, after returning to Florida and finding him allegic to fleas he had to go on Advantage and Prednisone. He got up to a massive 31 lbs, thankfully he's a Parson Russell... Our Vet took him off the prednisone and he's down to 28 lbs. But isn't 26 lbs. still too big?

Sammy is very active He goes to the beach nearly everyday for about 1 1/2 hours,(you can do that in Florida)!

Just a couple of weeks ago, we saved a female Jack, Saddie, for Sammy to help him loose some weight. Though she follows his lead, I can see him being more assertive with his playing