About a month ago, we took Gaby to our vet because she was having some foot problems. We were hit with some news that all proud parents don’t want to hear: Gaby, our awesome basset hound dog, was over-weight. If I were to be completely honest, the vet said that she was obese.
The good news is that obesity is fixable. The biggest cause of her weight was not her food consumption, but the extremely fatty treats that we were feeding her on a consistent basis. We immediately started taking some practical steps to slim her down a little. For example, we substituted carrots and low-fat chicken treats for the normal fatty treats. We also started taking her on walks a lot more consistently.
About a week after our initial visit with the vet, his office called back with an amazing offer. They asked if we would be interested in putting Gaby on a new, trial dog diet. It was totally free and it required giving her diet medicine everyday for four months (they provide the medicine). We decided to do it.
This afternoon I am proud to announce to the world that after going for her first checkup after one month of the diet, she has lost SIX POUNDS. Yes, the diet and lifestyle changes are working. Let Gaby teach you a lesson today: with consistent diet, exercise, accountability, and discipline you can shed those pounds just like Gaby.