Ido has always been prone to carrying extra weight and now at the ripe old age of 12 and a half years old (about 77 in human years) I can honestly say that we have tried many different diets to help him. As you know he started his weight loss journey on the 13th February this year – I have attached a photo to give you some idea of what he looked like at that stage. He weighed in at a whopping 46kg, his coat was dull and he shed vast amounts of hair continuously. At that stage he was on an anti inflammatory, as he had a fair amount of pain in his joints. The vet advised us that the more weight we could take off of him the better off he would be – and so our journey began. One of the really amazing things about his diet is that as far as actual food goes, he is not being fed any less than what he was getting before, so certainly doesn’t feel deprived. He has now been on the Light & Fit for just over 3 months and to date has lost 5.3kg – at 40.7kg he only has a little further to go to reach his goal weight! As you saw for yourself this morning he is full of energy, has a lovely new waistline and his coat is beautiful and shiny and he hardly sheds at all anymore. For a Labrador that is truly amazing! He has not needed the anti inflammatory for just over a month now so that is a real blessing.
For some time now I have had an interest in trying to put him on a biologically appropriate diet, but as you well know, it is easier said than done. For the average working person the time needed to devote to that task is just about impossible and then sourcing the actual ingredients is yet another headache. I have often thought – “I wish someone would make a biologically appropriate dog food” and then along came Acana 🙂 It is wonderful to know that I am feeding him a diet that was designed for carnivores and that all of the ingredients they use are fit for human consumption – not factory by-products with questionable protein sources. Thank you so much. With much love and appreciation
Lesley, Joanne and Lionel