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16 May 2011 - 12:16 pm
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This is Polly's aunt (perhaps) writing  about her need for a healthy weight loss diet.  She is 16 mos. post amputation and chemo.  However, she needs to lose about 15 lbs.  We tried the forum homemade weight loss diet but she refused.  We have been feeding Taste of the Wild since but know that it can not be a weight loss diet.  My mother, Polly's mother, needs a canned and/or dry food Healthy, weight loss diet. 

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What does your vet recommend? Bud is on science diet R&D. Dry kibble

 For treats he likes apples, strawberries, green beans and asparagaus

He has gone from 103 lbs to 82lbs last we checked in

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Thank you.  We haven't asked him since trying the homemade diet from here.  Plan to. 

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Be sure to check out Trouble's Canine Reducing Diet, it sure worked for her. You'll find more diet recommendations in the Tripawds Nutrition blog. Above all, immediately stop giving any commercial treats – try feeding green beans or fresh fruit to reward your pup!

FYI: DogFoodAdvisor gave Hill’s Prescription Diet R/D Canine (Dry) 2 out of 5 stars. whatever

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Thanks.  Trouble's diet was the one that Polly refused for in any combination.  She didn't like the vegetables.  She will eat the meat and cottage cheese. 

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That's a shame - Trouble loved the veggies.  I actually started her out with kibble and green beans, but it wasn't doing the trick.

I will throw this in - I used the Natural Balance reducing kibble and it really piled the pounds on.  After that is when I used the reducing diet.

Good luck, it is a challenge to find what works for you.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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I'll throw this in for ideas.  I feed Honest Kitchen foods to my dogs.  One of the diets, Verve, is low fat and your dog WILL loose weight on it.  It is a grained food but whole grains and not too high in carbs.  I do feed it on occasion for a change.  If you add meat to it, that increases the fat/protein content if the dog looses too much weight on it.


Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13


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