My vet and I congradulate all of you. When we took "Bear & Liam", our 4 year old labs, in for their checkup, the vet told us that they need to loose 10# a piece. The vet suggested keeping most everything the same, sice they are otherwise healthy and to just switch to reduced calorie dog food.
We did as directed and it worked. Six months later, they were down the 10#. The vet was extatic and said that so many people do not heed the advise and take weight off the dogs. Loosing slowly is better for them, just as it is for us.
Our "boys" went from California Natural to reduced calorie Californis Natural. They get very little table food. When I am cooking they hang out for the tops of tomatoes, cucumbers and the outside leaves fo lettuice as well as an occaional carrot.
Since labs will eat any and all available food any time, set meal times are manditory. As I said in a previous post, we add Nupro Silver once a day. They walk every day that we can for 1 to 3 miles, run agility courses once a week and "Fetching a rubber ball inside" is an almost constant game. They are, after all, retrievers. (Snicker)
Green beans and weight - Lose Weight On the "Buddy Dog Diet" :: Oceanic Time Warner Cable's AroundHawaii.com
Guide to dog weight - StopCanineObesity.com
So happy that I can now post URL's. Lots of informationn out there to share.