August 18th 2010 3:08 pm
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Well, went to the Vet yesterday. Dixie came along for moral support. I weighed in at a hefty 70 lbs!!! I was SURPRISED, but the Mom and the Dad weren't--they call me "Chicken Pot Pie". The vet thought that was REALLY funny and asked why? They said that I was big and round like a PIE, plus I have the symbol for the mathematical term for Pi (3.14 etc etc etc) in white fur on my chest. We are going to transition to AvoDerm Natural Lite Rice & Chicken formula. The vet said I have a LOT of weight to lose. And no more treats...
I has a sad. :(
Well my Paw-Paw (grampa) calls me an 'Over-stuffed sausage!'
I did kind of wonder from the pics.. and you said when you went before I think they "made comment"
HUGS for you..........
Lucas got up to 55 and I have managed to get that down to 50 again now and it looks good.
Will be thinking of you sweet boy... we love you and Dixie.
oh my...... I would compromise and opt for more or longer walks, doggie dancing, swimming and more playtime instead of no more treats!
That is awful.
On the other hand, being lighter is better, but you know that ;o)
Sending you bog time moral support and a fun time losing these extra pounds..
Woofs, Jolanda and sonja
Sending you all my compassion during this difficult time... Hopefully you can use your good looks to your advantage and make the humans crumble (ha! crumble, like a cookie!!!) and give you some treatsies!
Pongo - your big-boned angel friend
I have a question...are those who call you overweight carrying a "few" pounds themself? Should one size fit all because someone seems to think this number is appropriate? Why worry about what might happen because you are a few pounds over what they think you should weigh instead of living all of the todays to the fullest even if that is with yummy food?
We dogs have a short life span anyways so I'd rather enjoy it without nasty diet food. Bring on the hot dogs and hamburgers.
PS - Ebby I love your nick name and I'm sure your Paw-Paw says it with lots of love in his voice.
You neither have to starve or eat "diet food" to lose weight.. you just eat less. And that in itself might gain a few precious years. Lucas is a similar dog.. and the Lab genes make weight gain easy.. I had to stop that too .. for the sake of HIS health. He wasnt starved.. and he didnt eat "diet food" he just had a smaller serving and less "extras".
No.. one size doesnt fit all.. but I would value the chance of seeing any animal or human be comfortable and happy and healthy... and being very overweight is none of those things.
This isnt specific comment aimed at Sweet Burt either.. it is a general thought.
I know Burt was around 45-48 lbs when he rescued the Crew.. and he needed to gain a little. The question is .. did he need to gain 22 lbs..(almost over half again his body weight) and only the Crews vet and themselves have that answer.
They know we care too.