|Carrots? Green beans? No, thank you.|
Daily News & Analysis, India: My dog is overweight. Can you give me some advice on how to take some weight off her?
answer: Don’t change any food. Just provide 20 per cent less than what you usually do. If you measure the amount of food that you are currently feeding and give 20 per cent less, you will see weight loss. If you have trouble with the sad eyes when the bowl is a little less full, then add some vegetables. Green beans and raw carrots are very filling and good for a dog, and have almost no calories.
When I offered Gizmo both green beans and raw carrots, he looked at me as if to say, "You've got to be kidding." He did sniff the veggies and then, with a sigh, trotted away to lay down in the farthest reaches under our bed. He was indicating, if I came around with carrots or green beans, he'd prefer to be as far away from me as he could be.
“A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.” Louis Sabin