Friday, December 21, 2007

New Diet

Viking and Lily are officially started on a new diet. I've been wavering back and forth as to what to do with them. Lily's gaining weight like crazy. As I've said in previous posts. She's no longer our little Bean, she's our Pudge. This is something I never thought would happen. I am overjoyed that she's healthy and has a ravenous appetite, but if you add in her inactivity, that makes for an overweight pup. I knew I'd definitely change their food at the next bag of food, but I was just unsure as to what to feed. I knew I'd stick with Science Diet but wasn't sure if I should go to the Light, W/D (weight diet), or R/D (restricted calorie diet). In my line of work I deal with these foods on a daily basis and know that the Light and W/D basically maintain their weight and not help them lose weight. Whereas the R/D will help them lose weight. The biggest issues I see are that Viking doesn't really need to lose weight ( a pound won't hurt, but I'll have to keep an eye on him) and I'm worried about changing Lily's diet. Having gone through diet after diet during her bad time we never found anything that worked. When she settled onto Science Diet Adult Maintenance she was great. Of course I also contribute that to many other factors too, not just the food. We're now at the end of their current bag of food so I've started mixing the new R/D in. (got to wean them off the old food onto the new food over a 7-10 day period.) So cross your fingers that everything goes well and our pups get healthy and lean in the process.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Awww...who would have ever guessed that our lil "Beaner" would EVER need to be on a reduced calorie diet? Good luck. The only problem I see is when Sloopy "sneaks" her food. If he loses any weight we will need a magnifying glass to find him!! :)