Newton was told this week, he needed to go on a diet. He is heartbroken, but taking it well. He has put on quite a few pounds this winter. Due to other problems we are expierencing, we are also doing "Ladder Work" Having him walk inbetween the rungs of a ladder. Anyone ever done this before?
New Pics of the little man
Good luck Newton. A little less food, a little more exercise and you'll be like a new Lab.
green beans............. we used frozen green beans( just run them under hot water till the chill is off) and substitute them for part of the kibble you usually feed. we have done this with all 3 of our bigger ones ..........and with good results............... all are back at an acceptable weight..............
Green beans might work with him. I really was shocked at how much he had gained. I'm was hoping the scale was off....but not by that much. Ironically we were at dog class just last week, and she commented how he was a bit chunky. I have cut back now on his diet, and he hasn't gotten any fringe benefits for 2 days now. In the long run, it will make him feel much better too.
We used no salt canned green beans when I wanted to take weight off Java after her ACL surgeries.
Newton doesn't look too happy about the diet plan in that picture!!
But he'll feel much better carrying less weight.
I love Newton! How much does he need to lose?
I also heard green beans helped and lots of exercise. Good luck!!
Newton weighed in at a hefty 103 lbs. This is a new vet we are seeing for another problem, so I didn't have his weight from last year on me. I am thinking @85-88lbs? I couldn't believe it, different scale then our vets, maybe as I was holding him on the scale an extra pound or two...but not an extra 10-15lbs. She would like to see him down to about 85lbs. I felt bad for the fella. When you are with them everyday, you just don't see the weight gain. Yet the numbers don't lie. So Newt and I are shedding a few pounds together. We both are on a walking diet, and cutting back on what we are eating.
014.jpg A few days on his diet, and he is already smiling again
Newton you can do this best of luck to both of you!