I hope I am posting in the correct place. It says Diet and Nutrition.
I haven't started a post in a very long time, so here goes.
I have two dogs that have been overweight.
Bu has been gaining a little more and a little more over along period of time. Just creeped up ya know? Ernie was critically ill starting last summer. Between having to force feed him far more food than he'd ever eaten, (he's always been a nibbler) he also has been taking steroids. Sooooo... his weight ballooned. If anyone knows anyone that's been on steroids, you know what I mean. I'm overweight too, bad eating habits, but the steroid thing is different. I also tended to feed my babies the same I way I fed myself. I don't think that's a real uncommon thing. No regular meals and tons and tons of treats. I free fed also.
At any rate, I decided I needed to knuckle down and start feeding my babies right. Very first thing I did was cut out all store bought biscuits/treats. Now they only get small nibbles of green beans, carrots, an occasional apple bit and melon in season.
I also got really serious about measuring their food very exactly. It has been so rewarding to watch the ounces melt off them. They have each lost a pound! Ernie only has 1 more lb. to lose and Bu probably 2 or 3. The thing that is probably the most fun about it is how active the two of them have become again! They are like different dogs.
I can't think of a cool way to end this post so... This is the end.