welllll, everyone should try to get along, in a home...i'm sorry you don't feel heard on this issue, but, sometimes, ppl need time to get new ideas absorbed.....Jordy, i am glad you do use calm tones and all, even if there is some disagreement on how much the dog should eat. Good on you, Jordy!!
anyway---- I hope everyone treats each other lovingly, with gentle tones of voice, etc, even if we disagree about dog food!
I hear you, i believe you, JOrdy, but, new info can take a while to get used to.
Do consider discusssing WITH YOUR VET, about how much dog food your dog needs, how you ARE keeping the dog at a proper weight with the amts YOU feed him,
your folks will believe it if a vet
or a vet's office, tells them, that many dogs can NOT eat the amounts the dog food bag recommends, or else the dog would get fat.
I'd bet i could find it online, some article on this, if you'd like me to try to find one to send to her? But above all, everyone should try to treat each other lovingly, even if we are
frustrated, it's VIP to remember, we are all just doing the best we can,
even if we don't always agree, or even if we don't fully understand the other, keep it all in perspective, and love comes first.
but, i think, you might find a great ally in your vet on this topic.
Most vets are very up in arms
about all the rampant obesity epidemic among dogs!!! Most vets will do anything to cure or prevent a fat dog from happening....Might be worth calling up your vet, or asking to set up even a phone call conference, just even 5 minutes, so vet can tell your folks you must be feeding correct amts of dog food,
since dog IS at correct weight and all. and have vet tell parents how lethal obesity is to dogs....and how not many dogs need to eat the amts recommended by what the bags says.
or maybe, the whole "ask your vet to help" idea is stupid, not sure, maybe that could cause embarrassment. Unless it is put forth, NOT as a dispute, but as a general question/need info kind of thing.
at any rate, hang in there,
and give it all a lil time,
new ideas take a lil while anyway. I am glad your dog has you to keep him fit.