Dieting on the Buddy System — Losing Weight with Your Dog

Dieting on the Buddy System — Losing Weight with Your Dog You know how much better it is to embark on a project with a friend? Especially a task that isn’t so much fun—like cleaning out your basement…or going on a diet?! I had a light bulb moment when I realized how hard it is […]

Are Labs Fatter than Other Dogs?

Are Labs Fatter than Other Dogs? Are you one of those lucky people who shares his life with a loving Labrador Retriever — but you lament the chubbiness of your Lab because you know how unhealthy it is for a dog to gain weight? Have you accepted that common belief that Labs will “eat until […]

We’re Looking for One Lucky Chubby Dog!

Dr. Donna Spector is my co-host on our radio show The Expert Vet and she’s also the veterinary consultant for Halo pet foods, which makes the kibble I feed my own pair of canines. We’re looking for a lucky dog who is getting chubby and his people want to help him get back to his […]

Xena the (Halo Healthy Weight Challenge) Superstar!

Xena the (Halo Healthy Weight Challenge) Superstar! When we welcomed a darling little Pomeranian named Xena into our challenge she was not an obese doggy — just a chubby one. Luckily, her people John and Pam knew that they had let her tip the scales in the wrong direction with too many treats but they […]

Fat Dogs Die Younger

Fat Dogs Die Younger If you’re honest, you’ll probably admit that your beloved Labrador Retriever is overweight, right? If you had to guess you’d say she’s maybe 5 or 10 lbs. overweight? But you probably don’t think it’s such a big deal — she’s happy and what else matters, right? Wrong! Maybe you think I’m […]

Levi the Pug Wins Again

Levi the Pug Wins Again Dr. Donna recently wrote on the Halo blog about Levi, the gorgeous, once-chubby pug in South Dakota who entered our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge on The Expert Vet radio show and came out a big winner. Pounds melted off him and inches disappeared, as his devoted Mom Kimberly stuck to […]

Be a Winner: Switch to Healthy Weight Management Food

Everyone Can Be a Winner: Just Switch to Healthy Weight Management Food I wanted to dance a little jig today when I learned that an old friend of mine (he’s literally old, too — a very vibrant 80 years old!), was inspired by listening to THE EXPERT VET to put his own 12-year-old Lab Maverick […]

Levi the Pug is a Champion at Losing!

Levi the Pug is a Champion at Losing! This is a shout-out to Levi, the not-so-chubby-anymore Pug in South Dakota, who is the lucky newest member of the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge Club. Levi needed to drop some pounds before his vet would consider doing the sight-saving eye surgery he needed, and his mom Kimberly […]

Welcoming Levi the Pug to the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge

  Welcoming Levi the Pug to the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge Dr. Donna and I are especially happy to welcome Levi the Pug in South Dakota to our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge, because Levi needs a corrective eye surgery to retain his sight, but for safety’s sake, his veterinarian will not perform the surgery until […]

Looking For A Few Chubby Dogs

Looking For A Few Chubby Dogs Is your dog getting pudgy around the middle? Has she lost her girlish puppy figure? Did your boy once have a svelte outline when he was two years old, but now you can grab a big handful of “extra dog” behind his collar and over his shoulders? We have […]