About a year ago we had a scare. M had taken me to our lady vet because I was sneezing and she thought I was coughing a couple of times. The lady vet listened to my chest and said it was clear, so they ruled out a URL. They then decided it would be good to take an X-ray just to make sure.
About a half hour later, the lady vet came in and said she had consulted with the other vet at the clinic. She then showed M the X-rays. The lady vet said either my heart was enlarged or that was fat around my heart! YIKES! Scary. But she and her partner really felt it was fat around my heart and I was 3 pounds overweight. (We did get a HIPPA Filter on our furnace, which took away the sneezing.) I did not feel sick or look sick, but I was overweight and less active than I was when I came to live with them 4 years ago. M tried cutting back on my food, but we didn't have success with that because we were not real sure what amount to give me.
When our vet called in November and said they had received word about a new weight loss program for cats and dogs: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. M jumped at the chance to check into it. She put me in the PTU and off we went to the vet. The vet lady gave us a sheet of paper that showed exactly how much wet food and how much dry food to give me each day. We liked having something written to follow.
It's a program that has helped me lose some weight and still keep me satisfied. "88% of pets lost weight with this diet in just 2 months" and I'm one of those 88% YAY. I still have more weight to lose, but I'm getting there. You can read all about the food and program here.
M has been very satisfied with this program. If you stick to the measured amount of food, you will lose weight. Yes, we have slid backwards a couple of times by .2, but each time M learned from the experience and said it was her fault that it happened. She got me right back on the program again.
You'll enjoy this video about a doggie named Bear. I was a lot like Bear, and now we are both doing something about it. I have more energy now and can zoom around the house 2 or 3 times a day. Bear is my hero, and if he can do it, I can do it too.
If you are a little pudgy, why not join Bear and me and get on the program. Simply call your vet and ask if he/she carries Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. Keep watching now for a picture of the "new me" when I reach goal!