i have a maltese and she is 3 years old and weighs about 12 or 13 pounds. i had her spayed when she was six months old and she has gained so much weight. her parents were small, mother was 5 pounds and dad was 7 pounds. my dog does not have any health problems. is this very unusual for the size of my dog. we don't feed her much table food, so she mostly eats her dogfood.
: Are you feeding your dog table scraps??
: I feed my maltese dog food only. She is spayed. She is 7 1/2 pds. Not heavy and not skinny.
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: : My Maltese Tesesha is 2 years old & weighs 13pds.&4oz.Both her birth parents were small.How could Tesesha have gotten this big?She started gaining weight when we had her spayed at 6months.The vet said she wouldn't get fat but she did.She doesn't have any health problems due to her size.Any speculations from anyone on this matter?