Great post. Jewel is in this boat of being overweight. She is 60 lbs and we need to get her down to 50-55 lbs. Only thing right now...Jewel is on injured reserve until her knee mends....yep she had the cranial cuciate ligament tear repaired by TPLO. Now almost 9 weeks post surgical, we are going for walks and increasing the distance as we go. We have also been giving her less food and limiting treats. Bentley aka "The Wild Man" can stand to gain but is just right by the vet at 45 lbs.
P.S. The walks are good for Jewel and Bentley's daddy becasue since he left the military....Daddy developed "furniture disease." This is where his chest has just fallen into his drawers.