2 lbs?

It started out to be such a fun little ride. A dogs dream comes true. There we were just me and Chelsea, driving down the road together, new sites and smells. It doesn’t get any better if you’re a dog.

And then I pulled into that parking lot and everything changed. Who knew a visit to the vet could bring such humiliation! Poor Chelsea, just look at her! She’s wishing she had stayed at home. Her life was so much simpler before “the visit”. Gone are those puppy days when you put on a little weight and they call it puppy fat. Now they call it plain old fat and make comments like “she’s a bit pudgy isn’t she!” And to think she gave that vet such a nice old smooch and tail wag!

Just 2 lbs. is all she was overweight and the vet put her on a diet! 100 calories a day! How is a dog supposed to survive on that? I swear I tired to stick up for her. I told the vet she doesn’t eat very much. And I swore that I never see her nibbling on the cat food. And those treats in the closet? Well I only give them to her once in awhile. Must be the hubby to blame.

She has to go back to the vet for a re-check in 1 month. Poor dog!

Did you know they don’t list calories on a dog food bag? No fat grams either! Should be some kind of law that they have to show them. I was actually reading the entire bag, but no calorie list anywhere.

And do you know what Chelsea told me on the ride home? She said she read somewhere that if you have an overweight dog, you’re not getting enough exercise.

She thinks she’s one smart dog. Shes a little hungry too. It’s carrots and popcorn for her.

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  • Miss Jean - Poor little Chelsea. She just has to come to terms that whether it’s puberty or menopause it’s gonna bite you in the butt. How is she supposed to survive on 100 calories a day? Egads!!

    My Mom has a Yorkie. You know those sweet little tiny things. Buster weighs 18 pounds!!! Now that is one fat dog!ReplyCancel

  • CJ - Sheesh, it happens to the best of us. Send her over here and we can whine together about our weight gain. How can you help her if they won’t even list the calories and fat on the bag??? Take the girl for a walk or at least sit on the porch and throw a toy for her to chase ;)ReplyCancel

  • MelissaS - Poor Chelsea….tell her I can relate. Maybe she has hypothyroidism like me!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - This reminds me of the time they told me to restrict the calories on my first baby that was only nursing! It was very, very hard to try and figure that out. (Forgive me for having cream!)

    I wish you luck. It’s never fun to be the one in charge of the one with puppy-dog eyes.ReplyCancel

  • rachelgriffith - poor chelsea.

    they should put that stuff on the dog food bags…it’s on everything else.
    it’s on water bottles…and there’s nothing there. lol.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - Best of luck with Chelsea’s diet. I just took a look at my dogs package of milk bone dog treats, they have 10 calories each for a tiny bite size treat.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Oh – My poor Oscar can totally relate to your Chelsea. He is a Yorkie and we always called him our little “fat boy” puppy… But when he weighed 9lbs, he hurt his back and the vet said it was entirely because he weighed too much. It took 1 year, but now he is down to 7.4lbs… and the vet still isn’t happy! He says make it an even 7lbs and all will be well! Poor Oscar – he gets to snack on baby carrots when the other two Yorkies get treats! But, it’s worth it to know that he will have a longer, healthy life. (But it is hard to say No! to those big sad eyes – ha)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh my such melancholy eyes!
    My Liddie gets that way sometime when she tries to let me know she is starving….All 85+ lbs. of her. She knows when I have the vegie peeler out, her favorite treat is carrots. No wonder her eyesight is so good. Tell Chelsea this is for her own good and she will thank you…..maybe…LouiseReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Poor little thing. Rocket and Peep both are always on a diet.. and they can’t have carrots, too sugary, they have to have green beans.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Silva - Poor little Chelsea. When you are as petite as that little button is every little ounce is the enemy.

    My Rio has a thyroid condition, so it is meds and a perpetual diet. Not her idea of fun.ReplyCancel

  • julia - Poor Chelsea! Send her an encouraging ‘woof’ – I’m sure next month everything will be o.k. again.
    I don’t know about doog food in the US, but here, they often put sugar and other attractants in it (!) – the best thing you could do {but it’s a little more work} to ‘cook’ for your doggy yourself to have control of the ingredients…or find the right food brand.
    Good luck for her workout ;o),

  • yellowfarmhouse - Awww the diet thing. Ms Cami was also considered on the pudgy side for awhile. She needed to lose a pound. For little weiner dogs a pound is a lot. I of course had nothing to do with that extra pound. Could it have been the little pieces of peanut butter toast we shared, LOL.

    Hugs – karenReplyCancel

  • Becky from Tennessee - Oh Ann, poor little Chelsea. She looks adorable to me. I know how excited she must have been going for a ride only to be told that she was a wee bit pudgy! Why, the very nerve of that doctor!! LOL! Give her a hug and kiss from a friend in Tennessee. BeckyReplyCancel