Thursday, April 16, 2015

A FORMER Pudgy Pug

Look how much I outweighed Molly!

This picture was taken last year when the VET declared me VERY FAT and told my Mommy that I needed to lose A LOT of weight. While Mommy disagreed with the VET calling me VERY FAT, she agreed that I needed to lose some weight and that at the time I was on a D-I-E-T. I did NOT consider my self at all FAT. . . maybe a little PUDGY as in Princess Pudgy but not FAT.

I had gone to the vet because I was displaying signs of tummy upset and possible pancreatic disorder. Luckily my pancreas was fine and the VET put me on bland food and antacid for a month. He said after that I really needed to lose 3-5 pounds.

So Mommy tried everything to get my weight down - diet food (she did not like the ingredients and they did not work anyhow), exercise (I had trouble with wheezing a lot), and finally good food but SMALLER portions. She checked with the breeder she adopted me from and was told that was at the absolute minimum amount of food I should eat, any less would be unhealthy. But I was so hungry after eating that I would fight with Molly. Mommy started building salads for me to have with my dinner and that helped a lot.

We are closer in weight now. This is a picture of the TURDUCKEN
we tested in January

Slowly the weight came off and by last Christmas I was almost 4 pounds lighter and looked a lot healthier. But Mommy worried because, frankly, I was starting to lose too much weight so she pondered returning to pre-D-I-E-T portions. But would I gain back all the weight I gained (she always tries to feed me good foods)? The last time she tried this I sure did- and I was eating HALO and such. I looked like a BREAD BOX in no time flat. So what to do? Well, Ms. Sydney at came to our RESCUE without even knowing it. She asked if we would review this new food from Nature's Variety Instinct - RAW BOOST. Of course we said YES!!!

Yes. I have used this picture a number of times

It's been 2 weeks now (15 days to be exact) and Mommy has been feeding me a normal amount of food so I am less STARVING after finishing my meal. That food is so yummy even SUNSHINE the CAT begs for it. ANY WHOOOO, what has Mommy found out? I am MAINTAINING my waistline without having to eat smaller portions! And the food is satisfying (although I still beg whenever anyone enters the kitchen - just habit, really) so that I don't look around the house for any stored treats AFTER I have just eaten! And the constant BELCHING and FARTING I was doing with the last food she tried on me. . . well that is gone as well. Now I occasionally Belch and Fart just not all the time. I AM A PUG, after all!

Look at this trim waistline . . . well, it would look trimmer if I
wasn't trying to sit. . . trust me on this

My point is - good food = good nutrition = healthier pug.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

NOODLES.... GIRRRRRRRRL you look FABULOUS fur SURE... THAT is just what you needed when you needed it... SUPER DUPER fur YOU. Miss Sydney to the Rescue fur SURE...

Now about that Belching and Pharrrrting
We pawsonally think that they are rather ENTERTAINING... We like to Belch in mom and dad's Faces... they love it... and then when we slide out a nice PHARRRRRRRT.. you should see them CELEBRATE... they jump right up outta the Cliners and Wave there arms around and Jump fur JOY..
YEP... Entertaining.

Julie said...

You look a gorgeous Pug Princess to me Noodles. These Vet peeps are obsessed wiv the DIET word, I don't listen. Haf you tried the balancing on 3 paws on the scales trick?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Idaho PugRanch said...

Yes mom is returning us to Natures Variety Instinct after trying another food for a few months. Same thing Bailey & Hazel lost weight on the same portion size.
So we have a new bag of NV ready to be opened. And mom is transitioning Mabel to the NV puppy food already.
Glad you are doing well on it!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

stellaroselong said...

My mom wants to know how much food you get and how often, we are all three a little tiny teeny extra teeny bit pudgy also puts some meat in our food so we will eat wondering about the amount tho....stella rose

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Yay! And you don't have to STARVE!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Hope you explained its all muscle
Lily & Edward

Casey said...

You look FABULOUS, Noodles!

MilitaryPugWife said...

Your pug is ADORABLE!!!

Pug Slope said...

You always look amazing, Noodles! I'm glad to hear you've been able to chow down on some seriously delicious food lately. Glad to hear you are feeling full and maintaining a healthy weight!


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