Stanley's journey from paunchy to poochy.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Stanley was scheduled for his first visit only 4 days after coming to stay with us. So now we have some good baselines for our big boy.

As of June 24:

Weight: 115.3 lbs (down almost 7 lbs)
Chest: 43"
Waist: 40 "
Neck: 28"

His neck measurement is hard to get because of his coat, but I'm just trying to be consistent so we have markers!
In the meantime, we were trying to get him settled in and find some food.

The shelter had sent him home with Science Diet R/D, but we had heard he was used to a diet that mainly consisted of chicken breast and steamed carrots, so the SD was not quite up to his standards. We tried Innova, Merrick and a lot of other brands before he settled on the Orijen senior food. Consensus from the vet and other owners/trainers/breeders was not to give in - he was almost wearing us down when we found out he'd only eat 1 1/2 cups of food over 4 days - but I'm glad we persisted in finding him a kibble he can live with!

It's not diet food, but because he is so severly overweight, we talked with the vet and agreed 3/4 c food twice day with regular walks should do the trick. We've gradually got him up to around the block about twice a day, and we're already seeing a difference!

Stanley likes rollin' in the yard!

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