Do I Look Thin?

Just before Christmas, Qannik got the bad news that he had a little too much fluff under all of that fluff and was going to have to start the green bean diet. We stopped by the vet office today for a weigh-in to see how well things are going.

Do I look thin

Do I look thin?

Q-tip weighed 62.5 lbs (28.3 kg), down two pounds in just three weeks. The good news is that he is moving in the right direction. The bad news is he has a few more weeks of the green bean diet to go.

jog more laps

Guess I have to jog a few more laps.

P.S. – The green bean diet is one of the fastest and healthiest ways for a dog to lose weight. You simply continue to serve the same size meal, but replace some of that meal with green beans instead. For example, if a dog normally gets a cup of kibble, you can reduce the kibble to 2/3 of a cup and add 1/3 a cup of green beans. Dog still feels full, but has consumed less calories. We use canned, unsalted green beans, but others use frozen green beans.


  1. cybersibes on January 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    You look fantastic, Q! Keep up the good work!
    I think Jack & Moo will be trying to green-bean diet too…. maybe I should join them….

    ~J&M Mom

  2. carolyn on January 11, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I Actually bought a case of green beans at Costco for myself. If it works for Qannik… except I guess adding butter would defeat the whole thing?

  3. carolyn on January 11, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Broken paw, poor thing! How she is much better.

  4. Sam on January 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Oh good luck! Harlow needs to shed a few post-broken paw pounds, but with her aversion to vegetables its a little harder for us.

    Monty and Harlow

  5. Zoe Draughon on January 11, 2015 at 8:09 am

    He looks thinner!
    I love the green bean diet
    I work with shepherds and I use the frozen they seem to respond better to the crunch but that is the only difference
    Between the canned and frozen it’s which texture they respond to better.

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