|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 Chewy.com 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.