Junk in the trunk

Quincey had a check up this morning at the vet, and we were a little disappointed when he stepped on the scale.. in the last 6 months he has gained 10 pounds! The vet gave Quincey a goal to lose 5 pounds by his next check up in 2 months, so we are going to be starting a little “Biggest Loser – Doggie Edition” at our house. Keep your fingers crossed for an awesome weigh-in this August!

Quincey gets plenty of exercise, but I think we can easily cut back on the treats. The vet suggested replacing his treats with baby carrots and green beans. Not a bad idea, maybe I should start doing the same with my “treats” :) It’s so hard to say no to this face though, whatever Q-man wants.. he gets!!

PS – She was amazed when she heard how well bananas have helped Quincey’s seizures. She told me that the medicine they put epileptic dogs on contains potassium bromide, and that bromide is usually what helps it – but maybe the potassium isn’t getting as much credit as it deserves!

4 Comments on "Junk in the trunk"

  1. KT says:

    Been going through the same thing with Nala even though she runs through the vineyards daily and gets another hour long walk at night. I cut back on the fish oil I was adding to her food, took out about an 1/8 of a cup of her daily kibble/raw food combo & have her swimming…. That is some of the best exercise for them… She is slimming right down. Now onto me and my slimming needs!!

  2. Sarah Gavigan says:

    Cooper loves carrots! I also give him my whole apple core when I’m done with the apple…I think it’s best to remove the seeds first, but he usually doesn’t end up eating them anyway. We went down to one cup of food morning and night and that got Coop to a healthy weight…but he was also older when we did that, Quincey may need more calories because he’s younger. Best of luck with the diet!

  3. kristen says:

    Quincey is happy to hear he’s not the only one who’s metabolism is slowing down. Thank you Cooper and Nala for your feedback! :) Nala – Quincey’s dream is to frolic through the Napa vineyards with you! xo

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