Apr 28, 2009

The Biggest Loser - Pet Edition: Week Two


Welcome to the second installment of the Biggest Loser - Pet Edition!

I have cut way back to almost no treats. Addie is clearly missing them. She has never been real treat motivated, but I did notice a difference during training. When we went to obedience class last week Addie was drooling at the smell of a tiny little treat that she will occasionally get during training class. She typically does not do this. Poor baby!



It sure does feel longer than only one week! Keep up the good work contestants!

Tip of the Week
I found a web site that is pretty helpful. It is hosted by Science Diet. They provide:
  • Online tools to track your pets weight loss
  • Helpful tips and e-tools
  • Exercise suggestions
  • Pet fit challenge - we signed up and it shows all of the other pups out there that are trying to lose weight
Personally, I don't use Science Diet (this is not a paid plug for them), I use Royal Canin but the site is really cool! I would recommend that if you use this site, do not just go by what their prebuilt weight loss generator suggests. For Addie it seems like it suggested a lot of weight for her to lose. We will be watching her weight loss along with our vet to ensure that she is kept healthy.

24 Treats:

Aki and Poopie said...

hey addie! thanks for the link.. i checked my weight too.. it says i only need to lose 2 pounds.. i kept telling the hooma this but it seems they wont believe me... hmmm... any excuse to rminimize those treats

drooly kisses,

Aki

Huskee and Hershey said...

We LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics in your previous post... Hailey is such a sweetie and Addie is being a wonderful big sister!!

Dina ... UK said...

Addie sounds as if she has learned already a treat is a real treat...

Well done...:-)

XXX

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think Addie's new pawsonal trainer and workout pal will help a lot!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ludo van Doggy said...

aw, poor Addie, I think I would just go beserk if i did not get treats in training.
How does I get that supporter badge thingy. I would like to cheer you all on.
~lickies, Ludo

Clover said...

Hi friends!
Welcome baby Hailey!! I am so happy to hear your good news, and I am really looking forward to seeing all three girls growing up together. Hope Lucie's legs are feeling better soon!
Love Clover xo
P.S. Keep up the good work, Addie!

Frankie said...

OMD the puppy is darling! We have tiny Frankie and when we got her we had 2 big dogs (50 and 55 lbs and Frankie was 2 1/2 lbs when we got her). It was funny how the big dogs seemed to know she was little and to be careful, but she immediately took over. She was never intimidated or scared - just like you said. So happy your family is complete again!

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We're rooting for you, Addie!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy and The Girls

GSD Adventures said...

Good luck everyone!!!

Wags,
Pruett and Daphne

the 4 Bs said...

poor Addie. maybe you can have little carrot pieces for treats, or apple pieces. those shouldn't hurt you, right?

we hope it goes better for you this coming week! we are rooting for you. you can do it.

woofs.

Amber-Mae said...

Err, has the competition started? I am so behind of everything! Mommy has cut down her food to the normal diet amount she should be eating everyday. Cut down treats too. We hope it works for her. She still goes for walks, play ball & run twice a day. That should help. I hope.

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

We feel so bad that we're always posting about food all the time! We sure hope we're not driving you nuts, Addie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Chase said...

Hey Addie,

Gotta keep chuggin' along! It doesn't happen overnight. :-) Thanks for the website.


Sniffs and licks,

Chase

Lorenza said...

Hi, Addie!
I am rooting for you!
Good luck!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Moco said...

We may have to check out that site. Good luck on the diet.

NESSA the hovawart said...

Hey, my girls,
when did you anounced that you will get a little Hailey? I'm so happy for you...you look like you are doing great job as big sisters...
Kisses and hugs,
Nessa

LEXI said...

Ohhhh...whoops.... Momma sent you pups a pressie... furgetting you'z all on diets. Maybe Addie can have one, and Lucie and Hailey can share the rest.

They are all natural and very low fat because theyz made with apple sauce - so maybe you will be allowed to haz it.

Love Lexi

Amber and Nala said...

Poor Addie....that must be so hard! I can't imagine not having my treats everytime I flash a cute face at Mom. Hang in there Addie....you can do it!!

Nala

Joey said...

Maybe Addie could have just teensy tiny pieces of a soft treat that's easy to break into pieces. A trainer once told us that a small treat is just as good as a big one - it's getting the treat that counts. Just an idea - I can't imagine life with no treats!

See ya!
Joey

Simba and Jazzi said...

We hope we never have to diet, it sounds like no fun at all.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Tracey and Huffle said...

Keep up the good work Addie! I am purring for you!

Huffle Mawson

GoldenSamantha said...

Sorry she gets so much fewer treats, but go, go, go Addie! You can do it! I know it's hard now, but you will feel so much better a (tiny) bit later girl! You GO!!!!
Hugs and Licks xo
Sammie

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

We've been eksursyzing a lot, too, even thow we don't need to lose anee wayt. We know it iz hard, but woo can doo it!

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

SGR said...

Woof! Hi There ... I did gain weight from being away from vacation. I might have to join in. My family has reduced my treats and this weekend I got to walk/run for 8 miles. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar.

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