The dogs had to visit the vet on Saturday for shots and an overall look-see. I thought Addie looked like she was putting on some pounds and it was confirmed when she went on the scale. She gained FOUR POUNDS since August!!! That is a lot of weight for a dog and I am determined to get it off her. Even though Springers are fairly active dogs, I have read that one of the negatives about the breed is that they are pre-disposed to weight gain. They say a Springer makes a Great White Shark look like a picky eater. I'm here to tell you that both my dogs are voracious eaters.
Presently, both dogs eat Iams Adult Maintenance food which has reduced calories and they also eat Iams Reduced Fat dog bones. The vet says I have to reduce the amount of dog food I give her and supplement it with broccoli. Good thing that both dogs love, love broccoli. I don't think they suspect anyting yet.
I also learned that mesquite pods are high in calories which is a problem because they munch on all the fallen pods that I'm not able to clean up on a daily basis in the summer. Looks like I will have to be a lot better in the clean up duties.
I wonder how long this weight loss will take??