I am ashamed to say that somehow Noah is up to almost 94 pounds
He really should be about 77! I have had to switch his dog food like 3 times over the last year because of skin allergies ( dermatitis loves him, he gets it several times a year). Finally I had settled on Wellness Simple limited ingredient dog food (lamb and rice, but they just changed the formula to oatmeal). I know both he and I were a little stressed from the food change because I have to do it slowly and wait to make sure it doesn't flare anything up and he was up many a middleofthenight for bathroom runs.. I mean he is mostly ok but sometimes you not know with his skin.
Anyway, so I left it with Wellness for awhile and now I am getting notices from the vet that he needs to really loose weight! I looked at him when we got home and it hit me- he does look like a snausage!!
lol. And he got called bubba at the vet when the front desk girl led us into the exam room... first red flag.
I just looked up the calories for the lamb wellness simple and it is 406 a cup and 12% fat. That seems a lot! Noah gets 2 cups a day.. 812 calories.
Yeah then I heard calories of the Milkbone large biscuits... 120 for 1! My mom would give him 2 because thought 1 wasn't enough. He has been through several bulk size boxes over the year. So I KNOW those must contributed. But he hasn't had them for several months now. So all I have been left with is his food and lower calorie treats. Lower calorie than 120 anyway! Somedays he doesn't even get treats.
Ok... So now I am switching to veggies only treats until this is resolved. He is not picky so I know he will eat them.
But can anyone recommend a food for weightloss? Should I go with a reduced fat? Or just find a food with less calories?
I was eyeing the FROMM Reduced Activity and Senior 367 cal/cup, 11% fat. I mean he just turned 6 but he isn't very active. I mean I plan on walking him more for exercise of course!!
The only thing is I worry about his allergies.. It is made with egg and has brewers yeast. He just had a yeast infection on his skin. Got meds and it cleared up though. Dealing with dermatitis now.
Sorry I am all over the place! Anyone have experience with FROMM (seeing how people consider it top notch) or have recommendations?
Thanks so much!