The Scales of Judgement

As we mentioned late last week, the scales of judgement were out on Saturday – the official weigh-in for Qannik (trying to lose weight) and Typhoon (trying to gain weight). Are you ready for the results?

How did I do?

How did I do?

Qannik had reached a peak of 64.9 pounds (29.4 kg) back in December, significantly over his historical weight of 55 lbs (25 kg). Thanks to the green bean diet (adding green beans to replace some bulk of his food), Q has broken the 60lb barrier and weighed in at 59.7 lbs (27.1 kg). A terrific result, but he will stay on the green bean diet as we continue to work toward his historical weight.

make me look fat

Does this snow make me look fat?

In continued good news, Typhoon has hit a record weight – 42.9 lbs (19.5 kg), significantly better than his 40.3 lb (18.3 kg) back in January. He continues to be an incredibly finicky eater, but we have hit on a fairly good combination of food at the moment to keep him eating every meal. Our goal is to move slow and steady adding only muscle weight to his body. Unlike Qannik, we don’t have a numerical goal in mind for him as much as just a consistent and predictable appetite.

Meanwhile, Qannik continues to offer to trade diet plans with Typhoon.

3 Comments

  1. Carol D. on April 2, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Thinking I may try the green bean diet and yes, my eyes are also blue!

  2. FiveSibesMom on March 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    They both look fabulous! (With or without snow!) The green-bean diet is amazing. I used that for Gibson when he gained 20 lbs and then switched over to pumpkin for maintenance. Q looks great and that’s awesome!

  3. Des on March 31, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I apologise if I sound presumptuous, but have you ever considered introducing your pack to a diet of raw meat and bones? We switched ours three years ago and the difference to their overall health and weight management has been significant. I realise it is not for everyone, but I am personally sold on it for our dogs.

    I do occasionally mix things up with a high quality, grain free kibble and cook a meal of chicken, rice and veg approx once a week. They get raw eggs, milk and yoghurt fairly regularly, too and I supplement with omega 3.

    For treats, we dried thin strips of ox/lambs’ liver, and skinned and deboned chicken breasts, cut into small pieces. No additions to either. They go wild for both types.

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