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We are the home of dueling diets – Qannik trying to lose weight and Typhoon working on gaining weight. And Saturday was the latest weigh-in day.
During his annual exam, Qannik had weighed in at an amazing 64.5 lbs (29.3 kg). He has been working hard on the green bean diet (reducing kibble by about 1/3 and adding plain, unsalted green beans to his meals so that he will not feel hungry) plus extra walks every day. At his first weigh-in a couple of weeks ago, he had dropped to 62.5 lbs. (28.3 kg) and we were hoping for more progress.
We arrived at the vet and were walking to the door when Qannik decided to shed every ounce he could. He did that by, well, you know, relieving himself. Hey, it all counts when you are on a diet.
His weight was 60.8 lbs (27.6 kg). Right direction, but not as far as we want. The green bean diet continues.
Typhoon is quite the opposite problem. To say he is a picky eater is an extreme understatement and he barely crossed the 40 lb mark. We are determined to bulk him up appropriately and he weighed in at 42.5 lbs (19.3 kg). Like Qannik – right direction, but further still to go.
All of our readers know that one of Typhoon’s many nicknames is the Little Price because of his haughty ways. He is also known as Munchkin because of his small size. This is how we earn nicknames.
So Qannik gets green beans and Typhoon gets extra proteins – the fun of a multi-dog household where everyone’s needs have to be met. But no one complains, right?
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