The dogs were playing outside a few weeks ago, and I was taking pictures, as usual. As I began looking through the pictures later that day, I saw these two:
And quickly realized, Oh My Gosh. Shadow's weight has climed a lot over the last few years. This is not. good.
It's hard to realize it when you see them every day. I went to a store nearby (a pet store...but not one that supports selling animals). I talked with someone about her diet and made a plan. I cannot afford to do a raw diet, but I chose a high quality kibble to try out. I also got a measuring cup to closely monitor her intake. She is starting out getting 2 1/2 -3 cups a day, depending on if we put in added nutrients with the kibble, like yogurt or protein sources like eggs.
I have decided to take weekly pictures to monitor her progress. Here she is on day 7/week one:
And these two are day 14/week 2:
She is starting to get little indents where her waist should be, yay!
Please cheer us and Shadow on during her operation:healthify journey!!