Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
It shouldn't be a constant problem once she's lost the weight but you could get her checked by a vet to be sure.
A lot of arabs I know are easy to keep weight on but at the same time they can be really hard to keep the weight on because most are built lightly. I think with the right balance of exercise and diet she should be fine. Keep on doing what you are doing if it is working. It may take a long tiime but it's better to loose the weight slowly than really quick.
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