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Much to Qannik’s dismay, the green bean diet is making a return to his menu. He weighed in at the vet yesterday at a whopping 63 pounds.
At Q’s last vet visit, he weighed 57 pounds and we wanted to slowly work him down to 55 pounds. We had no clue that he had gained and will start him immediately on the green bean diet.
For those of you who don’t know, the green bean diet is the simplest canine diet we know. You take whatever quantity of food the dog is currently getting. Reduce it by some amount (in our case, 1/3) and replace it with the same weight in unsalted green beans. The dog feels full and yet has consumed less calories.
Oh, and you make sure to limit those pesky in-between-meals snacks like liver treats.
P.S. – Because of Q’s age, we are also eager to receive the thyroid panel portion of his blood tests. We routinely do a complete blood test on all of the dogs and it is fairly common to see older dogs develop thyroid issues. Fortunately, it is also easily treatable. We will let you know when we know.
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