Thursday, June 2, 2011
Fat Doggies No More
This winter Cooper was beyond shocked to find out he was fat...to be honest, so were we. This dog is not quite two years old and like a monkey on speed most of the time. He bounces off walls and runs circles around anyone, including inanimate objects. But he was fat too. He couldn't even look at the camera for the shame of it all.
We tried to be supportive and started by switching them both to low cal food. We tried to get them more exercise, but admittedly it's tough with a long, cold winter and an infant in the house. Since the weather has improved we have made efforts to really get them going and we hoped it was helping. They certainly enjoy the extra walks and runs!
This week, I brought Cooper in for his weigh in...he wasn't so sure about it because the scale is right out in the open...any lady doggie could hear how overweight he is, but like a trooper, he agreed to go. Imagine our surprise and delight when we saw that he'd lost 4 pounds! Yes that's right - 4 pounds! That's a huge loss for a dog! The vet tech didn't believe me and came over to check the scale herself.
Today, I brought Charly for her annual exam, and found out that she has lost 3 lbs! The vet was very happy as was Charly who decided to bust a move right then and there!
We still have a way to go for her - she needs to lose another 7 pounds according to the vet, but we're on our way and she is very proud of herself!