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doggy diet update
January 26, 2012

Moxie is not happy with her decreased food rations that the vet suggested.

She has definitely noticed a difference from the ½ a cup I used to give her to the 1/3 of a cup that they told me to give her.

The poor thing looks up at me all distraught like, "Whaaaa?" this is all I get? Did I do something wrong?

That is pretty heartbreaking for a pug owner to see.

Out of retaliation or sheer hunger (I can't decide which) she has taken to eating her wicker bed. She has been pooping out long sharp pieces of wicker and I have decided that it's probably healthier for her to be a pound or two overweight than it is for her to eat furniture.

So what if she is a pear shaped pug, and a little thick in the booty..


What I don't need is for her to eat something like sharp wicker that cuts her insides all up and could damage her intestines.

So now I have gone back to giving her ½ cup in the am and ½ cup in the pm with a tablespoon of wet added in so she thinks she is getting a little something extra.

She is enjoying carrots and green beans for healthy treats.

I guess the moral of the story is you can't always listen to what the vet's say, because like people each dog has their own unique set of circumstances and needs..

Instead I am going to work on finding her balance. Maybe it will be to exercise her more when the weather allows and just know that she will carry a little extra weight this time of year.

After all, she is a healthy growing puglet.... and don't we all carry a few extra pounds in the winter?

Posted by Lori on January 26, 2012 12:47 AM permalink Comments (3)



Robin commented January 27, 2012 12:00 PM

That's a beautiful little pear! Sometimes you just have to go with the little babies! They love life which includes loving to eat! The more exercise is a good idea!



2wildpugs commented January 27, 2012 2:59 PM

Vets are like Doctors: Unless you can see every bone in the dog's body, they are classified as too fat.



Sara commented January 30, 2012 5:20 AM

What about trying a reduced fat or weight maintenance diet so you can give her a little more without all the fat? My pug is 23 lbs, down from a hefty 28 lbs since switching her to different reduced fat grain free foods. She is a full one, but healthy. The AKC guideline of 14-18 lbs is a bit unrealistic for some pugs, I tink. I have a taller longer pug, but you can still see her waist and feel her ribs even with the curves here and there. ;-)


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