Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Incredible Shrinking Megan

It's been a long time, hasn't it...

On January 6 - the day before her birthday - I took Megan into the vet for her annual physical. The vet gave her a clean bill of health except for one thing - she's fat! That really didn't come as a surprise to me, but together we came up with a plan. Megan started eating Eukanaba Large Breed Weight Loss (she could have 4 cups and still have 250 discretionary calories), I cut way back on her dog treats and human food (I started feeding her things like fruit and veggies. Hardly anything she won't eat!) and NO MORE RAWHIDES. Monday I took her and Shelby in for their leptospirosis vaccines. Megan was down .8 kg. I think that's great in a month's time. Especially considering it's hard to get a lot of exercise this time of year. The vet thought it was good, too. She started at 30.6, weighs 29.8 now and the vet would like to see her around 25. Shelby weight 8.9 kg by the way. She has to go back in month to get her lepto booster. I may bring Megan in too just to get a weight. Even though bringing them in together is quite an adventure!

Shelby's latest thing is playing fetch. She loves it. I have never had a dog that actually likes this game. She will go get the ball and bring it back to me. She will even drop it at my feet, but only for a nanosecond. She wants to grab it right back if I try to pick it up. Speaking of Shelby, I am probably going to take her to obedience class beginning March 14. I have my doubts that she is very trainable - she doesn't listen well at all - but I'm certainly willing to give it a shot.