Or am I? Y’all know that I’m dealing with a weight issue. I’m hovering at just under 25 pounds (by all the hairs on my chinny chin chin) and my vet doesn’t like that very much. Actually, my peeps are a little worried, too. It’s not that I’m obese or anything…but They don’t want my health to suffer from extra pounds. Breathing problems, leg and feet problems…you name it. Lots can happen from carrying around extra poundage.
Y’all have generously let me know your thoughts about my weight. And I’m grateful.
So here I am asking for your thoughts about my diet.
See, I had the best visit with my Godmother Carol a while ago. She trimmed me up around the edges. I’m looking fine…let me tell you.
Come to find out, lots of dog food companies have been bought by big ‘ole human food manufacturers lately. And the consistency between bags of kibble, for example, can be a problem. Let alone all the filler and grains that are added and the sodium they add to make it taste better. (That adds water weight, too.)
We figured, Godmother Carol, my peep and me, that maybe I’m not eating too much stuff, it might be that I’m eating stuff that’s not the best for me or consistently manufactured. Know what I mean? I promise I don’t eat that many treats and I don’t eat too much of my kibble. And you KNOW I love my green beans and they’re not bad for me.
So, here’s my question: what do YOU eat? Do you have a food you really like? Do you eat homemade stuff? Vegetables and stuff? Are you on a raw diet?
Tell me what you think about my theory. ‘Cause I really want to know.
BTW – We’re pretty sure I’m healthy. My coat is quite stunning if I say so myself. No other issues, so We don’t think I have a thyroid problem or anything like that.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.
What You Learned Today:
- A dog’s diet is pretty important.
- I’m eating the right amount of my kibble. I think.
- But maybe I’m not losing any weight because I’m eating a bunch of filler?? Or too many grains???
- Oh me. I can’t figure it out.
- I’d love your thoughts.
- Oh…BTW…I know I’m one of those Scotties who’ll be on the “heavy side.” My father was a stocky mass of muscle let me tell you!
UPDATE: Boy. You guys are great to share your diets with me. We’re going to re-examine my own diet and see what’s up. THANKS EVER SO.