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Day at the Vet

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Lily and Gibbs had their yearly checkups today. I took Lily in this morning and the poor nervous girl peed 3 times!!! The vet also said that she was overweight and needs to be put on a diet. She's 71lbs and the vet would like to see her between 60-65 lbs. So diet food and more exercise for my hefty girl. Any one have any diet foods they recomend? I'm thinking of the Nutro Natural Lite formula since she's already on Nutro Natural...As for Gibbs I took him this afternoon. Poor boy was shaking like a leaf, but he did fine. Everyone at this vet was very nice...unlike the old vet. They are both zonked out right now due to their hard day. :lol: I think they deserve some homemade frozen treats tonight.

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As mom to a "big-boned" boy (Lightning), I've fought for years to keep his weight down. I tried Nutro Lite, which I loved, but it seemed to leave him feeling ravenously hungry (to the point where he would go outside and eat his poop). He also wolfs his food. So what I do now, and what seems to really be working well, is I give him regular food, but less of it, and I add water to it. Not only does it slow him down, but I think the water makes him feel full-ish. It's apple season here, and he LOVES apples. He'll eat four or five night. I've noticed that with our new eating plan, he's not eating as many apples. Hence, maybe he's feeling full? And he looks fabulous.
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