After tearing his ACL's in mid-December, Maximus was evaluated by the Surgical team at a Veterinary Hospital and it was determined that he needed to lose weight, as surgery was not an option since he is
considered Obese, so the Surgical Vets recommended I feed him "Hill's Science Diet Metabolic & Mobility" diet. In the course of a month, my Bulldog has never looked worse. His face is red, his wrinkles are a mess
and his overall appearance is poor. As a result, I have stopped the Hill's Science Diet and put him back on
FROMM WEIGHT MANAGEMENT diet and TASTE OF THE WILD Venison & Bison.
I could not believe the foul ingredients in Hill's Science Diet food - like Corn, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten meal, rice and beet pulp. Nasty stuff! I will never allow my dog to eat that food again. I'm hoping that in a short time Maximus will begin to look like his old self !
LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.
Another way to diet is to replace a portion of the food with green beans, or use them as a treat. (I should try that for myself!)Glad you are getting him off that crappy food!
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"
Never liked that food and vets really try hard pushing the crap
Two little having fun together
Best of luck Patrick.... Keep us posted and hugs to Maximus
There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your life.
Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings
Wonderful Patrick, you should notice a HUGE difference within a month or so. Hope Maximus feels so much better too. Crummy food can make a person or bully feel crummy too.
My whole heart, Tyson.
Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, obviously never owned a Bulldog.
I was in the food service industry for 40 years. Calories in = Calories out. Dog do not pour their own bowl of food. They can't, they don't have thumbs.
So, cutting down on how MUCH food is served is one of the BEST ways to diet, loose weight. Oh, I meant for the dog !
In the past we bred and showed Arabs. A vet visit my ranch and said my mare was overweight, grabbing the crest of the mane. I said "but I'm pratcially feeding nothing". His reply, "well then feed 1/2 of practically nothing!" The lesson is that what we think is the right amount is either making them gain weight, maintain weight or loose weight.
I even adjust what I feed throughout the year. Sometime a little more, sometimes a little less to keep them in shape. Oh forget about exercise. Hah! not mine..
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