Our expert says:
Your lassie is indeed very overweight with a BMI of 25,1. I would recommend that you have her assessed by a physician because there are a variety of conditions that can cause this type of overweight in children (e.g. underactive thyroid, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, lack of growth hormone) and the physician will have to determine what the underlying problem is. Once we have a diagnosis, we can look at dietary options to help her lose weight.
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