A Diet !?

Loki went to the vet today for annual shots. He weighed in at 25 lbs. A normal weight for a Shiba.

But then the vet said that Loki was getting a bit fat and should go on a diet. *Gasp* Really? Less yummy food?

I guess it wasn't so much the pounds on the scale that determines if a dog should go on a diet, since 25 lbs sounds reasonable to me, but rather how much fat you can pinch on the body. And I do agree, you can pinch a bit of fat on him.

Poor Loki. Less food.


Winnie said...

Oh no!!!!! Not Loki, too! I think those vets are on crack.... Well, if it's any consolation, Winnie has lost .4 lbs in 3 weeks. LOL... It's a slow process, but we're getting there.

Vi - just remember to not do anything drastically. Since I can't do too much more exercising with Winnie, we're a bit limited there. But, you can always increase his activity- by doing some jogging/roller blading. And, just cutting back on his intake of food and treats can help, too!

When I consulted with Brian (our trainer), he mentioned that if food intake is cut too dramatically, you can end up with food aggression issues. So, we've gone with a very slow and gradual process. Feel free to contact me if you have questions...

Bravewolf, Shassi and Tierce said...

Tierce is still lean, but he's just over a year, so he's still burning those calories. We've also started bikejoring together (although he doesn't seem to think that he should be helping me get up hills, the bugger) so I think that also contributes. I wish I had his metabolism.

2shibas said...

I don't suppose it could have anything to do with that double churn ice cream you had last week? My parents call me "Chunky Sheebie" all the time. I have NO idea what they're talking about. (I love ice cream, too!)


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