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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dogs on a Scale:
Dieting with My Dog Giveaway

by Peggy Frezon, guest blogger
© Peggy Frezon
Kelly and Peggy Share the Scale
and the Success
© Carrie Boyko
Hmmm....Do You Have a Bigger Size?
You’ve seen the movie, Snakes on a Plane? Well, here is something just as scary: Dogs on a Scale! These dogs will do anything to avoid getting weighed. And who could blame them? I get a bit frightened at the numbers I see when I step onto a scale. And, it turned out, my dog Kelly’s vet wasn’t happy with her weigh-in either. So we teamed up, changed our lifestyle, and got fit together.

© Carrie Boyko
No Diet Please!
My new book, Dieting with my Dog shares our journey as we learn to love carrots instead of cookies, working out instead of vegging-out. We fit in daily walks, bravely facing off loose, aggressive dogs in the neighborhood. Although it wasn’t easy, we changed our diets, got off our butts and got active. I lost 41 lbs and Kelly lost 6 lbs. And best of all, we did it together.

Tanner and Oliver had to take a stab at this scale business after watching the video below.  Be sure to watch it; what fun!

*Studies conducted by the National Association for Pet Obesity Awareness found that more than half the pets in the U.S. are obese or overweight.

That was fun, huh? Well, now it's time to get down to business. Shall we give away a couple of copies of Dieting with My Dog? If you're not a winner here, you can order yours from Amazon. You can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. If you don't see the form, just click on the post title to refresh and it will appear here:


Anonymous said...

Winter time in Indiana is the worst because we are not as active as we are any other time. We tend to gain a little weight because we are couch potatoes. Schooner is a little overweight as we go into the winter season. I myself could lose a couple of pound. The book would help us get motivated for the winter instead of gaining weight we can both lose weight and be trim and fit for the spring. I have cut back on Schooner's treats which he is not to happy about and I need to find healthy treats for him. He will not eat carrots. HELP US LOSE WEIGHT THIS WINTER!!
Sharon Gilbert -

Peggy Frezon said...

Hi Sharon, I hope I can help. One tip I learned from Tasty Tuesday on Kol's Notes is to coat the veggies in some sort of meat--either cook them in some meat broth, or dry some chicken and grind to a powder and sprinkle on top. Hope this helps. Also, try pieces of rice cakes for snacks. I know Kelly still loves to snack too.

Carrie, with Tanner and Oliver said...

I like that rice cakes idea. I'll try that!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Peggy I will try that for Schooner. Never thought about rice cakes..I will give it a try.

Sharon Gilbert -

katie mitchell said...

Roxy doesnt have a weight problem but Molly is a bottomless pit and loves loves to eat everything she can get her paws on, she has even got into whole bags of treats and ate them, dug in the garbage and trust me she gets her share of food, my mom and sister both feed her when shes begging and she always gets a bigger portion of food then Roxy, I try to exercise her a lot so she dont get too fat but I am dreading the winter with her

shilohsmom said...

I had to laugh at Shiloh as he tried to fit himself on the small scale. He tried to cooperate, but it didn't work. Finally, he just lay down on the floor with his head on the scale and gave me a sad look, like he thought he hadn't made me happy by not being able to do it.

Shiloh is used to big scales. At the vet, when we go to the back, I let go of his leash and he runs to the scale and gets on it without anyone asking him. As soon as he's done, he runs back to his exam room. He's been there so much that he knows the routine.

Deal Bunny said...

blahhh my medication for fibromyalgia ( and the fibro itself) keeps me at a higher weight than I'd like. My chocolate lab also has some weight issues.. no matter how much we exercise him! maybe he's just meant to be soft ? (

Shelley P said...

The dogs usually all gain weight during the winter months. It rains all winter and the dogs don't get out much because they dislike the rain and getting their paws wet : ) But in general I have to work on portion control and limiting my treats with them. I have the biggest problem with the Chihuahuas though. They love to eat and even ask for their treats : ) I would love to have some options for healthier, low calorie treats and ways to stay active during the winter months indoors. This goes for me too : )Your book would be a great motivational tool!

Ashley Clark said...

my dogs are in good shape but i'm certainly not... they help keep me motivated though and love bike rides

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