We are home again. Dudley's weight is coming down (has lost 1 kg in the last few months but still has a little bit to go). Slowly, slowly as the vet said, no need for any crash diets. Sadly, Jet has lost nothing and is at least 1 kg overweight so she has to have her food intake cut back a little bit more, but nothing drastic. I forget to cut her actual food back when she gets treats for training, but I will try to remember that. It is so difficult for poor Jet, having been so, so hungry in the past she just inhales everything she can get hold of. On a positive note, I can get her into the surgery now but the second the vet tries to examine her she lies down and we cannot get her up so best effort is Jet lying on her stomach, front legs extended. Now, try to picture this, Jet on stomach, vet on knees and sitting on his heels, Jet's nose just touching vets knees, vet trying to palpate Jet's abdomen, Nellie appears, puts front paws on Jet's back and tries to lick vet's face. Dudley beside me but stretches his head forward and sniffing at Jet and vet, obviously trying to work out what was going on
Nellie had already put herself on the scales 2- 3 times during the visit so when he was finished with the other two the vet asked her to go on the scales, which she did and her weight (it was perfect) was recorded on her record. My dogs put me to shame every single time we go out, one of them always does something that makes me cringe and today was no different
The vet was smiley and chatty, great with the dogs but probably thinking what an idiot!