It is so important to not only monitor your own diet but your furry friends too! I lost a dog (more like a child) a few months back, Oliver, to pancreatitis which is caused by several things including a fatty diet. My poor Ollie had lots of other contributing medical issues but I had no idea that the chicken scraps he loved were just "bad" for him. I started "P-Doggy X" in an effort to help him lose weight but his compounded medical issues ended up taking him from me. I have since adopted a new puppy. This little guy is my new angel "Deuce" and I am starting him off right. He is on the puppy version of the program which I am calling "P-Doggy 90". He doesn't get the table scraps Ollie did and I make sure to exercise him regularly. I will never forget my beloved Oliver and Baby Deuce has his own place in my heart.
A visit to the vet proved to be a bad day for my dog Oliver. He is officially 20 lbs overweight. This is a particularly big problem because Oliver has hip dysplasia, diagnosed at 9 months old, and two torn ACL's which require surgery. I am willing to do the surgery but the vet says that the excess weight will make recovery more difficult. All that weight on a new pair of knees is not good. So I started walking Oliver and had a genius idea, P-Doggy 90 Challenge group! I do challenge groups for people so why not dogs. Oliver is starting his transformation at 90 lbs and has tons of support from the fellow challengers. Some of the challengers are just participating because they already walk their dogs but want to show support. We will take all the love and support they want to give. This will not be easy but totally possible. Ollie will be in shape in no time!