So Miss Lacey is ridiculously obese right now and it's basically horrific.
I'm worried about giving her less food because I'm concerned that if I do she won't be getting enough nutrition. However, right now I suppose she's getting too much nutrition so maybe not enough for a while would be good, I don't know.
Also, she was seen by the vet a few weeks ago and given a clean bill of health aside from being IR (did a blood test) and fat, so no unexpected worries there.
Right now she's getting a pound of beet pulp, a pound of Enrich 32 (ration balancer), unlimited grass hay that she really doesn't touch, and maybe 3 pounds of alfalfa a day (that she steals from her llama buddies, they're the ones mostly eating the grass hay and she basically takes their alfalfa but I can't stop giving them alfalfa because their owner would have a cow[and I'd have to feed that too, ahhhh! hahaha], so I just give "the llamas" as little as possible) and unlimited pasture (that's really dead right now).
What would you suggest cutting out? I'm considering cutting out the beet pulp but at the same time, I worry that that will cause her to eat more other stuff since BP is basically, to my understanding, just a filler.
I think the grass hay could probably stay since the llamas are really the ones eating it and our grass hay isn't very rich anyway. The alfalfa, maybe I could give them even less... Right now I'm giving them maybe half a 5 or 6 pound flake per day, I could give them like a 3rd or 4th of small flake...
The RB should probably stay too because that's her vitamins and minerals, right?
And the pasture, she's really not grazing at all that I've seen. The grass is pretty long still (6 inches in most areas) but she's not touching it, I would assume because it's pretty dead...
She's currently probably about 1100 pounds and she should be about 950 which is a healthy, slightly plump but muscular, weight for her.
She is relatively muscular right now and relatively fit so all that weight isn't like gross fat hanging off of her, it's like toned fat, but it's fat all the same. I'm also trying to work her more but with the way my school schedule is, I'm lucky if I'm able to feed before it's dark out.
Also, I haven't dewormed her in probably a year (I know, bad me)...Would doing that help? I'd assume that a load of worms would help her gain weight, not lose it but then again, stranger things have happened...
Thanks for reading my novel. haha