Saturday, 3 December 2011

I’m a Fatty Puggy!

I went for my Vet Check in Valley Vets in Ystrad Mynach, I really love it there, the staff are amazing and always fuss me, they take care of me really well and they are so friendly. I saw Stephanie Pelaez-Heras besides being a vet she is the weight specialist, she runs a fat club for overweight pets and guess what… I was told that I need to be put on a diet! Yes I am too fat!  I have to be 9kg but I am over 12kg and I have been given diet food, I’m not allowed any treats at all except for carrots to chew on and veggies! I was looking a little embarrassed when I sat on the scales to be weighed, I’ve been on a diet for a while to try and control my weight but this time it’s more serious, I don’t want to get sick, it’s going to be my new year’s resolution to get to my goal weight!
I’m on the Vet Prescription Diet™ Canine r/d™ with Chicken - Key benefits are: Scientifically proven to reduce body fat by at least 22% in 8 weeks, Supplemented with L-carnitine and lysine to burn fat and preserve muscle, High in dietary fiber to help reduce hunger and discourage begging and it has a New great taste … apparently! I’m going to need lots of encouragement from everyone but I’m going to try my hardest! Mum is going to be off work for a while for her Christmas break so she is going to take me on one short walk (around the village) and one long walk (like my usual Saturday 2 hour walk in the woodlands) a day to try and get skinny! Mum says I’m only allowed to have a turkey dinner with veggies for Christmas but that is the only time I am allowed any “people food” apart from my kibbles, which have also been cut back! So roll on Christmas day! Forget Santa Paws I’m excited for the food!!


  1. Oh boy. Frank, I know how you are going to feel. A few of my PDE meds make me feel famished all the time...kinda like I'm on a diet and haven't eaten all day. Carrots and veggies are good between meal snacks, so that's not too bad. Maybe try to suppress the pug, and call your inner spaniel for assistance. I know you can do it!

  2. Uh oh, we know the feeling! Being a pancreatitis doggie, I am on a very special diet and can't eat "real" food. Every now and then hu-mom will give me a very small taste of something. And maybe a grain free treat. We do get carrot and green beans, too.

    Good luck. We think you are perfect but maybe losing a few kgs will make you even better.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  3. Wow Frank, a diet? I don't know if I could survive. Good thing I am a skinny pug but the Vet keeps telling Mom it's just because I am so young and sooner or later the "pug body" will hit me too. Maybe you will get an extra helping of turkey at Christmas.

  4. Good luck with the diet Frank. As a former fatty myself, it's not easy, but can be done.

  5. Dude... sorry about the chopped liver comment... we didn't realize you were dieting!

    Sam and Pippen