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REALLY overweight dog

Post by Mary Heal » Tue, 23 May 1995 04:00:00




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>HAH!  As the owner of an overweight (but not THAT overweight :) Golden,
>I can sympathize.  Max has the most incredible range of starving looks
>I've ever seen.  The trick is not to fall for them NO MATTER WHAT!

You should have seen Noah last Saturday.  I took him to a flyball
and agility demo - his favorite parts were the food vendors and the
caged chickens.  But the *best* part of the day was when I caught
him throwing begging, pleading, "I'm being starved" looks at TOTAL
STRANGERS!  So I gave him a kibble treat (he's really very cute when
he wants to be).  Sucker mom.  Sucker mom.  Sucker, sucker, sucker
mom.  I'm such a sucker mom I could be an octopus.
--
Mary & the Ames (Iowa, USA) National Zoo:
 Raise a Fund ("Regis", 10 yo TB); ANZ Sam-I-Am ("Sam", 5 yo ACDx);
 ANZ Noah Doll, CGC, OFA Good ("Noah", 2 yo ACD); kitties from h*ll;

 
 
 

REALLY overweight dog

Post by Elizabeth Hugh » Wed, 24 May 1995 04:00:00




: >HAH!  As the owner of an overweight (but not THAT overweight :) Golden,
: >I can sympathize.  Max has the most incredible range of starving looks
: >I've ever seen.  The trick is not to fall for them NO MATTER WHAT!

: You should have seen Noah last Saturday.  I took him to a flyball
: and agility demo - his favorite parts were the food vendors and the
: caged chickens.  But the *best* part of the day was when I caught
: him throwing begging, pleading, "I'm being starved" looks at TOTAL
: STRANGERS!...

Chex does this all the time!  She's always trying to convince people
that I don't feed her and they should do something *immediately*
(like share their dinner with her) before she starves to death.

As far as taking weight off a dog, I've found that increasing walk
times is the easiest way to do it.  Last winter I wasn't spending
enough time walking Chex (I had just started grad school) and as a
result she put on ten pounds.  Once I realized she needed to lose
weight, I started putting more time into walking her, and it really
only took an extra half hour or so in the morning and the evening
to get her back in shape.  I've since cut back on my committments
to have more time for her, so she gets even more walking than that,
but I found that was an easy and manageable way to start.

Now if I could only lose the ten extra pounds *I've* put on
since starting grad school, we'd both be in good shape!

--Liz Hughes