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    Vegas has been on the Vegas stew diet for about 3 months.

    I took both Vegas and O into the vet for a weigh in. Vegas has always been close to 70 pounds. He is taller and longer than breed standard for an English bulldog....59 pounds!!!!! He's lost around 10 pounds on this stew. We feed him twice daily. Every morning and evening he gets 1/2 cup of kibble and 1 1/2 cups of stew.

    Orion's a little different. We have not reduced her intake of her kibble...we only added the stew for a filler. She stepped on the scale and got a reading of 37 pds. We feed her twice daily also...3/4 cup kibble and 1/2 cup of stew at each sitting.

    So, it's really working for us.

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    Yay! Cant wait to see how Cutty does, he surely LOVED it this morning I must say!

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    Default Re: The results are in...

    maybe i should do that for myself butler is a lean guy though.

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    Default Re: The results are in...

    way to go vegas and orion!!! o guess we will give mom some credit too...

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    Default Re: The results are in...

    Nice work, maybe I will try this for Linus. He just doesn't seem to be able to lose more than 4 or 5 pounds on dog food and our vet asked me to try to get down down to 70-72 lbs.

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    That is fantastic! So is it now time to take him off the diet? Now what?

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    If you are giving them stew, don't forget to decrease the amount of kibble.
    We are going to monitor Vegas for a few more weeks. If he keeps losing weight, we will add more kibble. I think his weight is good, but I'm wondering if he's too skinny. When he was just over 1 year old, he came down with pnuemonia after aspirating during a seizure. On halloween, we were going to take him thru the neighborhood in his costume, but was told he was not allowed outside at all. He had an appt that day, so he wore his little devil costume and stepped on the scale. He weighted 66.6 pounds. It's been so long since he's been at this weight (currently 59 pds). He is much more active..and the problems with his leg? Gone. Remember how the doc thought he might have a torn ACL? He hasn't even limped or favored the leg since the weight loss.
    Photo of Vegas at the Drs on Halloween...just diagnosed with Pnuemonia. Which, as you know, can easily be fatal in a bulldog.


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    Default Re: The results are in...

    Oh yes I have cut back my food for the boys by 1 scoop. I did feed 3 scoops a day for both boys and for now I went down to 2. I just wanna make sure that Mugsy isnt the one left out since they share a bowl and both free feed. Last time I tried to cut them back without the stew I found that Mugsy was the only one dieting and he doesnt need to lose even 1 pound. lol.

    I have to say when I fed them the stew last night I left it on the counter after and forgot until I found Mugsy with his paws up on the cupboard as if to say, "Please just a little more!" They LOVE it!

    Would love to see a close up of Vegas now to compare to before. I bet he is lookin good. I know what you mean about being to thin tho I felt like Cutty was a bit too thin when we first got him and he weighed 49 pounds and was just 9 months. He looked healthy but I didnt like his ribs being so obvious. Then again his breeder is good so she must know more than me about that. haha Such great news to know Vegas' leg is all better! figure 10 pounds when you only weigh a little to begin with is huge! How are his seizures doing since losing?

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    @cali-jenn
    I keep close tabs on his seizures using the blog. He had just reach day 34 without a seizure (I think) when he had 2 in one day. His last one was on November 22, but before that it was October 17. If you are interested, scroll to the bottom of the "community News" page and click on the individual blogs. It helps me to use the blogs as a diary.

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    @Libra926, Yea Vegas!!! And what a good mommy you have to have helped you!! I know you have the pictures, show us all a before/after shot please. @sheila, I was thinking the same thing before I even read your post for ME, Vegas is OK with his weight. lol.
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    @Libra926 .... That's great that your babies are doing so well on your diet. Would love to see some current pix and/or before/after pix

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    Default Re: The results are in...

    Ok. I will look tonight for a good before and after photo of Vegas.

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