Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fat Pooch

PhoebePhoebe had her annual trip to the vet last week, and the diagnosis came back that she's overweight, by about two and a half pounds. She's weighing in at 14.85 pounds right now, but I guess she should be about 12 pounds. I wonder what her BMI is. They must have a chart for dogs.

So Phoebe is going on a diet. We're cutting back a little bit on her food and giving her more exercise. The vet said that her food quantity is probably at a good level, but we also give her treats and rawhide bones sometimes, so that probably added to her beefiness.

She does look a bit chunky, but still very muscular, so we had no idea that she was overweight. Now that the weather is nicer, Phoebe is loving all the walking that we're doing. However, over the past couple of days as we've cut back on her food, she does appear to be somewhat more anxious when her mealtime nears. Maybe it's just my imagination, but she acts more hungry than before.

Hopefully by the end of the summer, she'll be closer to her target weight, but she'll probably look thin to us and make us feel guilty.

1 comment:

Kim and Joel said...

Sorry to hear Phoebe has to go on a diet. The exercise is always a good thing-they LOVE that! Hope you ALL are doing well.