So THAT's why my doggie was slow!
Friday, November 08, 2013
First, the bad news, I had to post the same weight this week as I have posted for the last two months or so ... what a war.
Now for the "good" news. My dog (Sandi) is fat ... prolly weighs 70 pounds and should weigh 40. She used to accompany me on walks a few years back so I decided to take her along with me to see if she could lose some weight too.
So after the first day or two we noticed she was sore and hobbled up. She also panted hard and for a long time at the end ... but we didn't worry TOO much because, hey, I was sore and hobbled up too ... so "suck it up, furball."
After a week of walking, increasing speed/distance, she seemed to be getting slightly worse ... and the last day (Wednesday 11/7) I had to slow down significantly toward the end and I started to think she wouldn't be able to continue the daily walks.
After discussing with my wife we decided to get her toenails clipped just to see if that might help. So we had her nails clipped yesterday and I took her on our walk this morning. Night and Day difference. She kept up the whole way and she didn't pant so heavy/hard/long after the walk was over. I'll bet she's happy, I know I am.