I started Theo on Hill’s® Science Diet® Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution several months ago. When we started the plan my goal was for him to lose weight without turning into a hungry monster. Alice G Patterson documented Theo’s weight loss.
Theo has been on Hills Prescription Science Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution dry food for three months and has averaged over a pound per month loss. He was doing great on his weight loss program until the mysterious “bun incident.” A week ago we had a lovely get together with my family. As I was cleaning up, I found an empty hamburger bun wrapper. I thought there were 6 buns left. I can’t help but think Theo helped himself, especially when I noticed his waist line isn’t quite as slim as it was. However this is an isolated incident of helping himself and I feel like it the buns were simply too good of an opportunity to ignore as opposed to Theo’s counter surfing days.
Despite the set back, I am confident that Theo will reach his goal weight . It has been very easy on Theo and therefore on me, because Theo is happy and seems content with the food. There is a huge difference between Theo on a diet and Theo now who is losing weight, but not feeling hungry.
We haven’t had to do anything extra to help Theo lose the weight, except change the way we fed him.
Little things we’ve noticed since starting Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution:
- We can feel Theo’s ribs now.
- He has more energy.
- He seems more comfortable in the heat.
- His temperament is much improved from the last time we tried to help him lose
We adopted Theo almost exactly one year ago and he’s filled my heart so completely. I can’ t put into words how much I love this dog. It makes me feel awesome that I did something good and life changing for him besides adopting him. Obesity presents a large range of health problems and I’m relieved to know that Theo is now out of danger for those health risks.
If your dog or cat is overweight, I hope you’ll talk to your vet to see if Hills Prescription Diet is right for your pet. The thought of losing Theo to something completely preventable like a weight related health condition is heart breaking.
About Alice G Patterson Photography: Based in Syracuse, New York, Alice is a bi-coastal portrait, event and pet photographer. She has three dogs of her own, Lulu, Franny and Darla.
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Ohhh Snap says
Looking good Theo! Glad he could do it without being a hungry monster.
Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers) says
Opps! Sometimes self feeding happens and all you can do is go back to normal the next day. Hope the bun mystery didn’t cause any stomach upset.
Glad to hear that the little man is feeling better in general and better able to handle the hot weather we are having this summer.
Gosh he looks so great. You saved his life twice-first by adopting him then by giving him back his health.
Theo is such a charmer… I love photographing him!
He does look good! I can see his cute, little waist! I’ve been feeding this food to my cats, and it has made a difference for them as well.
Golden Woofs: Sugar says
Congratulation and Woofs to Theo! Great way to celebrate Theo’s Gotcha Day. Golden Woofs
Aimee @ Irresistible Pets says
Way to go, Theo! He looks amazing! I just love your pics as always 🙂 That mint collar is everything!