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send to your vet.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-03-2015, 04:42 PM
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Yep, just like me, Tucker likes his food. It is a battle for both of us.

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There is a lot of denial around weight, it is true. Sometimes I find myself in the kitchen snacking on cookies at midnight, for some inexplicable reason. Then I will notice that Benjamin is sitting at my feet, staring at me with that unwavering gaze that says "please, mommy, can I have a cookie, too?" I know I shouldn't give it to him, but then I think I shouldn't be eating cookies either so I give it to him. I know, bad mommy. Not to be defensive or anything (ha), I just give him something small like a Charlee Bear or 2, and I do count calories and watch his weight closely. It's so hard, though, because he loves his food. I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to have a picky eater.

Anyway... thanks for the article Dave, it's a good one. I think it's hard for people to be aware of obesity because it is so common, in both people and pets, that it seems normal. Normal doesn't mean healthy, though!


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Benjamin is so cute. I am a lot better about limiting what Sheba eats than I am about my own snacking!

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Most of my friends don't think their dog is fat.

Every time my dogs stay with my dad I have to put them on a diet. He feeds them all day long. My TT, Dottie is 21 lbs right now and I call her Miss Piggy. Her ideal lean weight is 18 lbs.

A common denominator that I see in people with overweight animals is that they all feed them a cheap kibble and lots of it. Wal Mart's Ol Roy or something. (Kind of like over weight humans eating cheap nutritionally void fast food) Oh well, its still a free country, they can have fat pets if they want to.

I have a friend who lost her last 3 dogs early to obesity. Her vet strongly urged her to stop killing them with overfeeding. She just can't.


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Django had put on a pound and a half 2 years ago, I could blame the prednisone but I know I was giving him too many treats. The vet told me that a 2 pound weight gain would be like me gaining 20 pounds. I made changes immediately, the weight came off slowly and he's been back to his fighting weight of 10.5 for the past 2 years. It's hard to do but with a strong commitment you can bring your pet back to their healthy weight.
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The vet told me that a 2 pound weight gain would be like me gaining 20 pounds.
This conversion sounds about right.

My home cooked dog food takes the weight off really fast and the dogs think they've gone to heaven. They LOVE real food! I keep threatening to market it as a healthy delicious weight loss food.


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